Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Research article
15 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 15 Dec 2016

Improvements to the OMI O2–O2 operational cloud algorithm and comparisons with ground-based radar–lidar observations

J. Pepijn Veefkind, Johan F. de Haan, Maarten Sneep, and Pieternel F. Levelt


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Short summary
The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on board the NASA EOS Aura satellite monitors the concentrations of trace gases. The accuracy of such observations relies partly on information on clouds. The OMI OMCLDO2 product derives the cloud fraction and pressure from the observed radiance in the visible. This paper reports on an improved version of this product. Compared to the previous version, the changes in cloud fraction are very small, but the changes in the cloud pressure can be significant.