Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Research article
24 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2023

Insights into 3D cloud radiative transfer effects for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory

Steven T. Massie, Heather Cronk, Aronne Merrelli, Sebastian Schmidt, and Steffen Mauceri

Data sets

3D cloud metrics for OCO-2 observations S. Massie, H. Cronk, A. Merrelli, K. S. Schmidt, H. Chen, and D. Baker

3D cloud effect bcXCO2 biases S. T. Massie

Short summary
This paper provides insights into the effects of clouds on Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) measurements of CO2. Calculations are carried out that indicate the extent to which this satellite experiment underestimates CO2, due to these cloud effects, as a function of the distance between the surface observation footprint and the nearest cloud. The paper discusses how to lessen the influence of these cloud effects.