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Processing Version XVersion 3 (V3)
The third version of the MPLNET processing system. Visit the V3 Processing Update page for V3 status and schedule.
V3 data remain under development and are not fully available for download yet.
Version 2 (V2)
The second version of the MPLNET processing system. Data available from 2000 to current.
Processing LevelData ProductSubsetData
Level 1 (L1)
  • Near Real Time
  • Not Screened
  • Initial Calibration
  • Auto-Processed
L1_NRB
Lidar signals, volume depolarization ratios, and diagnostics.
L1_AER
Aerosol heights and retrievals for coincident, co-located sunphotometer observations.
L1_CAER
Aerosol heights and retrievals (continuous). Less accurate than AER product.
L1_CLD
Cloud heights and retrievals.
L1_PBL
Planetary boundary layer.
Level 1.5 (L15)
  • Near Real Time
  • Screened
  • Initial Calibration
  • Auto-Processed
L15_NRB
Lidar signals, volume depolarization ratios, and diagnostics.
L15_AER
Aerosol heights and retrievals for coincident, co-located sunphotometer observations.
L15_CAER
Aerosol heights and retrievals (continuous). Less accurate than AER product.
L15_CLD
Cloud heights and retrievals.
L15_PBL
Planetary boundary layer.
Level 2 (L2)
  • Screened
  • Final Calibration
  • Manual‑Processing
L2_NRB
Lidar signals, volume depolarization ratios, and diagnostics.
L2_AER
Aerosol heights and retrievals for coincident, co-located sunphotometer observations.
L2_CAER
Aerosol heights and retrievals (continuous). Less accurate than AER product.
L2_CLD
Cloud heights and retrievals.
L2_PBL
Planetary boundary layer.

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