Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 2099–2123, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-2099-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 2099–2123, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-2099-2022
Research article
07 Apr 2022
Research article | 07 Apr 2022

Evaluating the consistency and continuity of pixel-scale cloud property data records from Aqua and SNPP (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership)

Qing Yue et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-391', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Q. Yue, 08 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'review of amt-2021-391', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Q. Yue, 08 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Q. Yue on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Feb 2022) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
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Short summary
The self-consistency and continuity of cloud retrievals from infrared sounders and imagers aboard Aqua and SNPP (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership) are examined at the pixel scale. Cloud products are found to be consistent with each other. Differences between sounder products are mainly due to cloud clearing and the treatment of clouds in scenes with unsuccessful atmospheric retrievals. The impact of algorithm and instrument differences is clearly seen in the imager cloud retrievals.