Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 7025–7045, 2020

Special issue: New developments in atmospheric Limb measurements: Instruments,...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 7025–7045, 2020

Research article 21 Dec 2020

Research article | 21 Dec 2020

Cirrus cloud shape detection by tomographic extinction retrievals from infrared limb emission sounder measurements

Jörn Ungermann et al.


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Short summary
This study examines the potential of new IR limb imager instruments and tomographic methods for cloud detection purposes. Simple color-ratio-based methods are examined and compared against more involved nonlinear convex optimization. In a second part, 3-D measurements of the airborne limb sounder GLORIA taken during the Wave-driven ISentropic Exchange campaign are used to exemplarily derive the location and extent of small-scale cirrus clouds with high spatial accuracy.