29 September 2009 Evaluation of the height assignment of semi-transparent clouds using simulated Meteosat spectral radiances
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Several techniques exist to correct the estimation of the cloud top pressure for semi-transparency effect, and the advent of Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) enables the simultaneous use of the IR/CO2 ratioing methodology in addition to the IR/WV intercept method. This paper presents the performances of these two methods using simulated data. The FASDOM radiative code has been used to simulate MSG radiances for various types of clouds at different levels in the troposphere, using different atmospheric profiles. Performances of the methods are presented as function of several atmospheric and cloud parameters.
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Régis Borde, Philippe Dubuisson, "Evaluation of the height assignment of semi-transparent clouds using simulated Meteosat spectral radiances", Proc. SPIE 7475, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIV, 747507 (29 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829968; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.829968
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