Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3419–3431, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3419-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3419–3431, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3419-2015

Research article 24 Aug 2015

Research article | 24 Aug 2015

Exploiting the sensitivity of two satellite cloud height retrievals to cloud vertical distribution

C. K. Carbajal Henken et al.

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This work presents a study on the sensitivity of two independent satellite cloud height retrievals to cloud vertical distribution. The difference in sensitivity of an oxygen-A absorption band and a thermal infrared based cloud height retrieval, the former being more sensitive to cloud vertical distribution, is exploited by relating the cloud height differences to cloud vertical extent. This could potentially provide additional information on cloud vertical distribution on a global scale.