Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2357–2379, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2357-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2357–2379, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2357-2016

Research article 30 May 2016

Research article | 30 May 2016

OCRA radiometric cloud fractions for GOME-2 on MetOp-A/B

Ronny Lutz et al.

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This paper presents a method for determining global cloud cover by analyzing satellite data. Knowledge of cloud coverage is not only important for climate studies but also provides valuable information in the monitoring of atmospheric trace gases. The research presented here is embedded in an operational chain, which allows us to derive the cloud-cover information in near real time, i.e., only hours after sensing by the satellite.