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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4361–4377, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4361-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4361–4377, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4361-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 Aug 2019

Research article | 14 Aug 2019

Footprint-scale cloud type mixtures and their impacts on Atmospheric Infrared Sounder cloud property retrievals

Alexandre Guillaume et al.

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A method is described to classify cloud mixtures of cloud top types, termed cloud scenes, using cloud type classification derived from the CloudSat radar. The scale dependence of the cloud scenes is quantified. The cloud scenes are used to assess the characteristics of spatially collocated Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) thermodynamic-phase and ice cloud property retrievals within scenes of varying cloud type complexity.
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