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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3875–3892, 2022
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3875–3892, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3875-2022
Research article
01 Jul 2022
Research article | 01 Jul 2022

The impact of sampling strategy on the cloud droplet number concentration estimated from satellite data

Edward Gryspeerdt et al.

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Droplet number concentration is a key property of clouds, influencing a variety of cloud processes. It is also used for estimating the cloud response to aerosols. The satellite retrieval depends on a number of assumptions – different sampling strategies are used to select cases where these assumptions are most likely to hold. Here we investigate the impact of these strategies on the agreement with in situ data, the droplet number climatology and estimates of the indirect radiative forcing.