Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
18 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 18 Jan 2019

A high-level cloud detection method utilizing the GOSAT TANSO-FTS water vapor saturated band

Nawo Eguchi and Yukio Yoshida


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (15 Nov 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Nov 2018) by Piet Stammes
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Dec 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Dec 2018) by Piet Stammes
AR by Nawo Eguchi on behalf of the Authors (28 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
A detection method for high-level cloud, such as ice clouds, is developed using the water vapor saturated channels (2  μm) of the solar reflected spectrum observed by the TANSO-FTS on board GOSAT. The clouds detected by this method are optically relatively thin (0.01 or less) and located at high altitudes. Approximately 85  % of the results from this method for clouds with a cloud-top altitude above 5  km agree with Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) cloud classification.