Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4947–4961, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4947–4961, 2020

Research article 18 Sep 2020

Research article | 18 Sep 2020

A new Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 cloud flagging method and rapid retrieval of marine boundary layer cloud properties

Mark Richardson et al.


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ED: Publish as is (28 Jul 2020) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
Short summary
We previously combined CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation) lidar data and reflected-sunlight measurements from OCO-2 (Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2) for information about low clouds over oceans. The satellites are no longer formation-flying, so this work is a step towards getting new information about these clouds using only OCO-2. We can rapidly and accurately identify liquid oceanic clouds and obtain their height better than a widely used passive sensor.