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Cloud cover fraction ESA
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)    v3.01
KNMI
Jan 2003 to April 2012 v5: demonst
IUP Heidelberg
Jan 2003 to Nov 2004    
Cloud pressure KNMI
Jan 2003 to April 2012 v5: demonst
Cloud top height IFE/IUP Bremen
Jul 2002 to April 2012    
ESA
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)    v3.01
Cloud optical thickness IFE/IUP Bremen
Jul 2002 to April 2012    
ESA
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)    v3.01
Liquid water path IFE/IUP Bremen
Jul 2002 to April 2012    
Phase index IFE/IUP Bremen
Jul 2002 to April 2012    
TOA reflectance (443nm) IFE/IUP Bremen
Jul 2002 to April 2012    
Droplet effective radius IFE/IUP Bremen
Jul 2002 to April 2012    
Polar Stratospheric Clouds IFE/IUP Bremen
Jan 2003 to April 2012      
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SCIAMACHY clouds validation literature:
  • The semianalytical cloud retrieval algorithm for SCIAMACHY II. The application to MERIS and SCIAMACHY data
    Kokhanovsky, A.A., W. von Hoyningen-Huene, V.V. Rozanov, S. Noël, K. Gerilowski, H. Bovensmann, K. Bramstedt, M. Buchwitz and J.P. Burrows
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 6, 4129–4136, 2006
    Method: MERIS
  • Improving cloud information over deserts from SCIAMACHY oxygen A-band measurements
    Fournier, N., P. Stammes, M. de Graaf, R. van der A, A. Piters, M. Grzegorski and A. Kokhanovsky
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 6, 163–172, 2006
    Method: HICRU (Heidelberg Iterative Cloud Retrieval Utilities), SACURA (SemiAnalytical CloUd Retrieval Algorithm) and the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument (scene over Sahara)
  • FRESCO+: an improved O2 A-band cloud retrieval algorithm for tropospheric trace gas retrievals
    Wang, P., P. Stammes, R. van der A, G. Pinardi and M. van Roozendael
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 8, 6565-6576, 2008
    Method: Compare FRESCO+ with FRESCO effective cloud fraction and cloud pressures using simulated spectra and GOME measured spectra

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