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The use of EUMETSAT cloud mask product for astronomical site testing
Author(s): Marc S. Sarazin; V. Carolina Dougnac
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Paper Abstract

The SEVIRI imager on current generation of geostationary Meteosat has 12 channels with a horizontal resolution of 3 km at the sub-satellite point. EUMETSAT cloud processing includes the cloud detection (cloud/no cloud decision) on pixel basis with an image update cycle of 15 minutes. The cloud mask product is used during the period 2007-2010 to assess the quality of a mountain site in the Moroccan Anti Atlas for astronomical observing. The performance of the satellite data extraction algorithm is tested against ground based measurements performed at a well established reference site: the Observatory Roque de los Muchachos (ORM) on the Island of La Palma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7827, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV, 782703 (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865178
Show Author Affiliations
Marc S. Sarazin, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
V. Carolina Dougnac, Univ. de Valparaiso (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7827:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV
Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comeron; Michiel van Weele, Editor(s)

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