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NERC Dornier 228 Leosphere Lidar Cloud Top Height Data



This dataset includes NetCDF files created for the VOCALS project. Cloud top height netcdf files were processed from raw data from the Leosphere ALS300 aerosol lidar on board the Dornier 228. NetCDF was created with v2.0 by Hugo Ricketts at the University of Manchester.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2008-10-26 00:00:00
End datetime 2008-11-14 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: -10.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -25.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -90.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -65.00

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Geraint Vaughan <>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Vaughan, G. 2011. NERC Dornier 228 Leosphere Lidar Cloud Top Height Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 28 May 2022.

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