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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4947-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4947-2020
Research article
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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, Matthew D. Lebsock, James McDuffie, and Graeme L. Stephens

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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.