Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5595–5619, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5595-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5595–5619, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-5595-2020

Research article 22 Oct 2020

Research article | 22 Oct 2020

Clouds over Hyytiälä, Finland: an algorithm to classify clouds based on solar radiation and cloud base height measurements

Ilona Ylivinkka et al.

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In this study, we developed a new algorithm for cloud classification using solar radiation and cloud base height measurements. Our objective was to develop a simple and inexpensive but effective algorithm for the needs of studies related to ecosystem and atmosphere interactions. In the present study, we used the algorithm for obtaining cloud statistics at a measurement station in southern Finland, and we discuss the advantages and shortcomings of the algorithm.