Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2451–2476, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2451-2021

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: first year in operation (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2451–2476, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2451-2021

Research article 31 Mar 2021

Research article | 31 Mar 2021

Validation of the Sentinel-5 Precursor TROPOMI cloud data with Cloudnet, Aura OMI O2–O2, MODIS, and Suomi-NPP VIIRS

Steven Compernolle et al.

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Short summary
The high-resolution satellite Sentinel-5p TROPOMI observes several atmospheric gases. To account for cloud interference with the observations, S5P cloud data products (CLOUD OCRA/ROCINN_CAL, OCRA/ROCINN_CRB, and FRESCO) provide vital input: cloud fraction, cloud height, and cloud optical thickness. Here, S5P cloud parameters are validated by comparing with other satellite sensors (VIIRS, MODIS, and OMI) and with ground-based CloudNet data. The agreement depends on product type and cloud height.