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Long-term cloud observations from a satellite and ground-based remote sensing network
Author(s): Joop A. Konings; Arnout J. Feijt; Andre C.A.P. van Lammeren
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Paper Abstract

Spaceborne remote sensing observations ar used to obtain better understanding of cloud properties and cloud physics. To validate and supplement the satellite observations, continuous cloud measurements have been made by a groundbased network (CDS) located in the Netherlands. The spatial and temporal variability of cloud cover has been compared extensively with collocated synoptic observations. Frequency analysis of groundbased and spaceborne radiometer signals identify cloud layer temperatures within the area. CDS provides a powerful database that comprise tow years of different atmospheric conditions, from which a.o. cloud cover, cloud top, cloud base, optical thickness, IR emissivity and LWP can be obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3495, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332668
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Joop A. Konings, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Netherlands)
Arnout J. Feijt, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Netherlands)
Andre C.A.P. van Lammeren, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3495:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere III
Jaqueline E. Russell, Editor(s)

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