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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5789-5807, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5789-2017
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Research article
11 May 2017
Clouds over the summertime Sahara: an evaluation of Met Office retrievals from Meteosat Second Generation using airborne remote sensing
John C. Kealy et al.
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ED: Publish as is (10 Apr 2017) by Jui-Yuan Christine Chiu  
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Using novel methods of cloud detection from aircraft data over the Sahara desert, we evaluate the performance of the Meteosat satellite in measuring cloud properties: namely, the cloud mask and the cloud-top height. We find that the cloud mask can justifiably be used for many applications (such as creating a detailed Saharan cloud climatology), and we also discuss its limitations. As for the cloud-top height, we show that the dataset cannot yet be considered robust in this part of the world.
Using novel methods of cloud detection from aircraft data over the Sahara desert, we evaluate...
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