Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7749–7773, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7749–7773, 2021
Research article
09 Dec 2021
Research article | 09 Dec 2021

Improved cloud detection for the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS): training an artificial neural network on colocated MLS and Aqua MODIS data

Frank Werner et al.

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In this study we present an improved cloud detection scheme for the Microwave Limb Sounder, which is based on a feedforward artificial neural network. This new algorithm is shown not only to reliably detect high and mid-level convection containing even small amounts of cloud water but also to distinguish between high-reaching and mid-level to low convection.