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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)
Polar Stratospheric Clouds by IFE/IUP Bremen - Uni. Greifswald (last update: 4 September 2013)
available data Daily maps of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) are available on the IUP/Bremen's SCIAMACHY data archive. The maps are available for both hemispheres during the corresponding PSC seasons.
point of contact Christian von Savigny
algorithm description The PSCs are detected using a colour-index method applied to SCIAMACHY limb scattering that has recently been demonstrated to yield reliable PSC detections (von Savigny et al., ACP, 2005 ). The PSC observations are limited to the sunlit part of the Earth.
More details can be found in the Algorithm Description document.
product details Please note that spurious PSC detections cannot be entirely excluded, and we ask you to kindly inform us about apparent outliers and other problems you may find in the PSC maps. Presently, PSCs are only detected and no distinction between different PSC types is performed. This is the topic of continuing work. Please note that the apparent occurrence of detected PSCs at temperatures above 195 K is in almost all the cases due to the fact that the temperature contours are not shown at the PSC altitude, but at the 525 potential temperature level.
More details can be found in the Product Specification document.
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