Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Data description paper
14 Mar 2024
Data description paper |  | 14 Mar 2024

A global gridded dataset for cloud vertical structure from combined CloudSat and CALIPSO observations

Leah Bertrand, Jennifer E. Kay, John Haynes, and Gijs de Boer

Data sets

3S-GEOPROF-COMB: A Global Gridded Dataset for Cloud Vertical Structure from combined CloudSat and CALIPSO observations Leah Bertrand et al.

Model code and software

bertrandclim/3S-GEOPROF-COMB: Initial release (v0.1) Leah Bertrand

Interactive computing environment

bertrandclim/essd2023: Initial release (v1.0) Leah Bertrand

Short summary
The vertical structure of clouds has a major impact on global energy flows, air circulation, and the hydrologic cycle. Two satellite instruments, CloudSat radar and CALIPSO lidar, have taken complementary measurements of cloud vertical structure for over a decade. Here, we present the 3S-GEOPROF-COMB product, a globally gridded satellite data product combining CloudSat and CALIPSO observations of cloud vertical structure.
Final-revised paper