The semianalytical cloud retrieval algorithm for SCIAMACHY I. The validation A. A. Kokhanovsky1,5, V. V. Rozanov1, T. Nauss2, C. Reudenbach2, J. S. Daniel3, H. L. Miller3,4, and J. P. Burrows1 1Institute of Remote Sensing, University of Bremen, Germany 2Department of Geography, University of Marburg, Germany 3Aeronomy Laboratory, NOAA, Boulder, Colorado, USA 4Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA 5Institute of Physics, 70 Skarina Avenue, Minsk, 220072, Belarus
Abstract. A recently developed cloud retrieval algorithm for the SCanning
Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY
is briefly presented and validated using
independent and well tested cloud retrieval techniques based on
the look-up-table approach for MODeration resolutIon Spectrometer (MODIS)
data. The results of the cloud top height
retrievals using measurements in the oxygen A-band by an
airborne crossed Czerny-Turner spectrograph and the Global Ozone
Monitoring Experiment (GOME) instrument are compared with those
obtained from airborne dual photography and retrievals using data
from Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-2), respectively.
Citation: Kokhanovsky, A. A., Rozanov, V. V., Nauss, T., Reudenbach, C., Daniel, J. S., Miller, H. L., and Burrows, J. P.: The semianalytical cloud retrieval algorithm for SCIAMACHY I. The validation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 1905-1911, doi:10.5194/acp-6-1905-2006, 2006.