Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 907–923, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 907–923, 2020

Research article 26 Feb 2020

Research article | 26 Feb 2020

Estimation of cloud optical thickness, single scattering albedo and effective droplet radius using a shortwave radiative closure study in Payerne

Christine Aebi et al.


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Short summary
Clouds are one of the largest sources of uncertainties in climate models. The current study estimates the cloud optical thickness (COT), the effective droplet radius and the single scattering albedo of stratus–altostratus and cirrus–cirrostratus clouds in Payerne, Switzerland, by combining ground- and satellite-based measurements and radiative transfer models. The estimated values are thereafter compared with data retrieved from other methods. The mean COT is distinct for different seasons.