Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
13 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 13 Mar 2020

Aerosol and cloud top height information of Envisat MIPAS measurements

Sabine Griessbach, Lars Hoffmann, Reinhold Spang, Peggy Achtert, Marc von Hobe, Nina Mateshvili, Rolf Müller, Martin Riese, Christian Rolf, Patric Seifert, and Jean-Paul Vernier


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ED: Publish as is (22 Jan 2020) by Andrew Sayer
AR by Sabine Grießbach on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2020)
Short summary
In this paper we study the cloud top height derived from MIPAS measurements. Previous studies showed contradictory results with respect to MIPAS, both underestimating and overestimating cloud top height. We used simulations and found that overestimation and/or underestimation depend on cloud extinction. To support our findings we compared MIPAS cloud top heights of volcanic sulfate aerosol with measurements from CALIOP, ground-based lidar, and ground-based twilight measurements.