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Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization instrument (CALIOP) on NASA’s CALIPSO spacecraft

Active lidar sensors, such as the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization instrument (CALIOP) on NASA’s CALIPSO spacecraft, can detect aerosol layers with relatively high sensitivity and provide accurate aerosol heights and horizontal positions; however, a long revisit rate limits their suitability for continuous global monitoring. Images courtesy of NASA.  More »