ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

Level 3 mean dust-only extinction averaged according to level 3 version 1 and version 3 methodologies (left panel) and the fraction of dust samples out of all possible aerosol subtypes (right panel) for July 2008 at night. Inset map indicates region examined (red box).

NASA acknowledges the BEYOND developments on the CALIPSO pure dust product

NASA announced the new version of the CALIPSO Level 3 climatological product for single aerosol species. The revised calculation method acknowledges the BEYOND developments on the CALIPSO pure dust product and follows the suggestions given in Amiridis et al. (2013).

Read more on CALIPSO: Data User's Guide - Data Quality Statement - Lidar Level 3 Aerosol Profile Monthly Product Version 3.00

References

Amiridis, V., U. Wandinger, E. Marinou, E. Giannakaki, A. Tsekeri, S. Basart, S. Kazadzis, A. Gkikas, M. Taylor, J. Baldasano and A. Ansmann, 2013: “Optimizing Saharan dust CALIPSO retrievals”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 12089-12106, doi:10.5194/acp-13-12089-2013.

Liu, Z., et al. (2008), “CALIPSO lidar observations of the optical properties of Saharan dust: A case study of long-range transport”, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D07207.