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Operational cloud products from GOME-2 and perspectives for Sentinel-5P and Sentinel-4

Lutz, Ronny and Loyola, Diego and Efremenko, Dmitry and Romahn, Fabian (2017) Operational cloud products from GOME-2 and perspectives for Sentinel-5P and Sentinel-4. EUMETSAT 2017 - Meteorological Satellite Conference, 2-6 Oct 2017, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

Precise knowledge of cloud properties is an important ingredient for an accurate trace gas retrieval using satellite missions focused on atmospheric composition. Such missions include the operational GOME-2 instruments on-board MetOp-A/B/C, the soon-to-be-launched TROPOMI instrument on Sentinel-5P and the upcoming UVN/Sentinel-4 instruments on MTG-S. The OCRA/ROCINN algorithms are being used for the retrieval of cloud properties from GOME-2 in the framework of the O3M-SAF. The ROCINN algorithm retrieves cloud top height and cloud optical thickness (cloud albedo) from NIR measurements in and around the oxygen A-band taking as input the cloud fraction computed with the OCRA algorithm which is based on a broad-band UV/VIS/NIR color space approach. In this work we first present the latest algorithm developments for treating clouds as scattering layers and compare the GOME-2 results with the currently operational products that model clouds as a simple Lambertian surface. Finally we describe in detail the new developments of the OCRA/ROCINN algorithms that will be used for generating the operational products of the polar orbiting TROPOMI instrument on Sentinel-5P and to the geostationary UVN/Sentinel-4 instruments on MTG-S.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113516/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Operational cloud products from GOME-2 and perspectives for Sentinel-5P and Sentinel-4
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lutz, Ronnyronny.lutz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Loyola, DiegoDiego.Loyola (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8547-9350
Efremenko, Dmitrydmitry.efremenko (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Romahn, Fabianfabian.romahn (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Atmospheric Composition, Cloud properties
Event Title:EUMETSAT 2017 - Meteorological Satellite Conference
Event Location:Rome, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2-6 Oct 2017
Organizer:EUMETSAT
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Lutz, Dr. Ronny
Deposited On:09 Jan 2018 17:25
Last Modified:09 Jan 2018 17:25

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