Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Research article
13 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 13 Jun 2023

Validation of the Cloud_CCI (Cloud Climate Change Initiative) cloud products in the Arctic

Kameswara S. Vinjamuri, Marco Vountas, Luca Lelli, Martin Stengel, Matthew D. Shupe, Kerstin Ebell, and John P. Burrows

Data sets

Microwave Radiometer, 3 Channel (MWR3C) M. Cadeddu, G. Gibler, and A. Koontz

Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) product using Ka-band ARM Zenith Radars (ARSCLKAZRBND1KOLLIAS, KAZRARSCL-Cloud Boundaries subset) K. Johnson and M. Jensen

Active Remote Sensing of CLouds (ARSCL) Product Using Ka-Band ARM Zenith Radars (ARSCLKAZRBND1KOLLIAS, KAZRARSCL-c0-Cloud Boundaries subset) K. Johnson, S. Giangrande, and T. Toto

HATPRO microwave radiometer measurements at AWIPEV, Ny-Ålesund (2016-2018) T. Nomokonova, C. Ritter, and K. Ebell

Radiative Flux Analysis (RADFLUX1LONG) L. Riihimaki

ESA Cloud Climate Change Initiative (ESA Cloud_cci) data: Cloud_cci AVHRR-PM L3C/L3U CLD_PRODUCTS v3.0 M. Stengel, O. Sus, S. Stapelberg, S. Finkensieper, B. Würzler, D. Philipp, R. Hollmann, and C. Poulsen

Integrated Characterization of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric State, and Precipitation at Summit (ICECAPS) P. Von Walden, M. Shupe, D. Turner, and R. Bennartz

MWR Retrievals (MWRRET1LILJCLOU) D. Zhang

Model code and software

BlandAltman K. Knobelspiesse

Short summary
Clouds play an important role in Arctic amplification. Cloud data from ground-based sites are valuable but cannot represent the whole Arctic. Therefore the use of satellite products is a measure to cover the entire Arctic. However, the quality of such cloud measurements from space is not well known. The paper discusses the differences and commonalities between satellite and ground-based measurements. We conclude that the satellite dataset, with a few exceptions, can be used in the Arctic.