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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      
*): some restrictions on data use, see product details (click on institute)
Cloud cover fraction by IUP Heidelberg (last update: 17-2-2006)
available data January 2003 to Nov 2004. Data can be accessed via the website of the IUP Heidelberg satellite group. You have to click on "Data Products" first and afterwards choose "HICRU cloud data".
point of contact Michael Grzegorski
algorithm description The algorithm is described in the Algorithm Document and on the website of the IUP Heidelberg satellite group.
product details All details can be found in the Product Specification Document and on the website of the IUP Heidelberg satellite group.
validation results Validation results can be found on the website of the IUP Heidelberg satellite group.


SCIAMACHY Cloud cover fraction (IUP) validation literature:
  • 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, 163172, 2006
    Product: cloud
    Institute: "KNMI, Climate Research and Seismology Department, De Bilt, The Netherlands Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany Institute of Remote Sensing, University of Bremen, Germany"
    Method: HICRU (Heidelberg Iterative Cloud Retrieval Utilities), SACURA (SemiAnalytical CloUd Retrieval Algorithm) and the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument (scene over Sahara)

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