Aerosol Optical Depth Changes in Version 4 CALIPSO Level 2 Product

Abstract: The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) version 4.10 (V4) products were released in November 2016 with substantial enhancements. There have been improvements in the V4 CALIOP level 2 aerosol optical depth (AOD) compared to V3 (version 3) due to various factors. AOD change from V3 to V4 is investigated by separating factors. CALIOP AOD was compared with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) for both V3 and V4.

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