Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3193–3203, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3193-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3193–3203, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3193-2016

Research article 21 Jul 2016

Research article | 21 Jul 2016

Comparison of MODIS and VIIRS cloud properties with ARM ground-based observations over Finland

Moa K. Sporre et al.

Data sets

MODIS sensors data set (Terra) US National Aeronautics and Space Agency https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD06_L2.006

MODIS sensors data set (Aqua) US National Aeronautics and Space Agency https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD06_L2.006

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Short summary
Satellite measurements of cloud top height and liquid water path are compared to ground-based remote sensing to evaluate the satellite retrievals. The overall performance of the satellite retrievals of cloud top height are good, but they become more problematic when several layers of clouds are present. The liquid water path retrievals also agree well, and the average differences are within the estimated measurement uncertainties.