Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1785–1797, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1785-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1785–1797, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1785-2016

Research article 26 Apr 2016

Research article | 26 Apr 2016

Uncertainties in cloud phase and optical thickness retrievals from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)

Kerry Meyer et al.

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This paper presents the expected uncertainties of a single-channel cloud opacity retrieval technique and a temperature-based cloud phase approach in support of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission; DSCOVR cloud products will be derived from Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) observations. Results show that, for ice clouds, retrieval errors are minimal (< 2 %), while for liquid clouds the error is limited to within 10 %, although for thin clouds the error can be higher.