Peter Kuma

Visualising Data from CloudSat and CALIPSO Satellites

Peter Kuma1

Supervisors: Ivan Bašták-Ďurán1

1Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Abstract

CloudSat and CALIPSO are NASA, resp. joint NASA and CNES polar-orbiting Earth observation satellites. CloudSat carries a millimetre-wave radar for observation of clouds. CALIPSO carries a visible and infrared polarisation-sensitive lidar for observation of aerosols and ice-phase clouds. Data from these satellites are distributed in the form of HDF4 and HDF-EOS2 product files. We introduce a software tool ccplot capable of visualising several data sets from the CloudSat 2B-GEOPROF, CALIPSO Lidar L1B Profiles, CALIPSO Lidar L2 Cloud Layer and Aqua MODIS L1B products. ccplot is a scriptable, unix command-line tool. We released ccplot on the Internet under the open-source-compatible BSD license.
School:
Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Archive:
Zenodo
DOI:
10.5281/zenodo.3764234
Published:
01 June 2010
PDF:
PDF document
BibTeX: @thesis{kuma2010,
  school: {Comenius University},
  address: {Bratislava, Slovakia},
  year: {2010},
  doi: {10.5281/zenodo.3764234},
  url: {https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3764234},
  author: {Kuma, Peter},
  title: {Visualising Data from CloudSat and CALIPSO Satellites}
}