Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1089–1111, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1089-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1089–1111, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1089-2020
Research article
06 Mar 2020
Research article | 06 Mar 2020

Increasing the spatial resolution of cloud property retrievals from Meteosat SEVIRI by use of its high-resolution visible channel: evaluation of candidate approaches with MODIS observations

Frank Werner and Hartwig Deneke

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Short summary
The reliability of remotely sensed cloud variables from space depends on the horizontal resolution of the instrument. This study presents and evaluates several candidate approaches for increasing the spatial resolution of observations from the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) from the native 3 km scale to a horizontal resolution of 1 km. It is shown that uncertainties in the derived cloud products can be significantly mitigated by applying an appropriate downscaling scheme.