Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5107–5126, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5107-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5107–5126, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5107-2021

Research article 28 Jul 2021

Research article | 28 Jul 2021

Increasing the spatial resolution of cloud property retrievals from Meteosat SEVIRI by use of its high-resolution visible channel: implementation and examples

Hartwig Deneke et al.

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The SEVIRI instrument flown on the European geostationary Meteosat satellites acquires multi-spectral images at a relatively coarse pixel resolution of 3 × 3 km2, but it also has a broadband high-resolution visible channel with 1 × 1 km2 spatial resolution. In this study, the modification of an existing cloud property and solar irradiance retrieval to use this channel to improve the spatial resolution of its output products as well as the resulting benefits for applications are described.