Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2863–2879, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2863-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2863–2879, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2863-2019

Research article 23 May 2019

Research article | 23 May 2019

Sensitivity of liquid cloud optical thickness and effective radius retrievals to cloud bow and glory conditions using two SEVIRI imagers

Nikos Benas et al.

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Short summary
Cloud glory and bow phenomena cause irregularities in satellite-based retrievals of cloud optical and microphysical properties. Here we combine two geostationary satellites over the same areas to analyze retrievals under those conditions. Results show a high sensitivity of retrievals to the assumed width of the cloud droplet size distribution and provide insights into possible improvements in satellite retrievals by appropriately adjusting this assumed parameter.