Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4587–4600, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4587-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4587–4600, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4587-2017

Research article 30 Nov 2017

Research article | 30 Nov 2017

Cloud radiative effect, cloud fraction and cloud type at two stations in Switzerland using hemispherical sky cameras

Christine Aebi et al.

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The current study analyses the cloud radiative effect during the daytime depending on cloud fraction and cloud type at two stations in Switzerland over a time period of 3–5 years. Information about fractional cloud coverage and cloud type is retrieved from images taken by visible all-sky cameras. Cloud cover, cloud type and other atmospheric parameters have an influence on the magnitude of the longwave cloud effect as well as on the shortwave.