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Validation summary for cloud cover fraction by ESA (last update: 16-5-2008)

SCIAMACHY OL 3.01 cloud fraction is an "effective" cloud fraction. The values on average differ from FRESCO sc-v5 by only 0.02, with a RMS difference of 0.08. Cloud fraction distributions over the globe are very similar between the two retrieval methods. No validation with independent correlative measurements has been reported yet.

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