Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8489–8508, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8489–8508, 2017

Research article 13 Jul 2017

Research article | 13 Jul 2017

Scale dependence of cirrus horizontal heterogeneity effects on TOA measurements – Part I: MODIS brightness temperatures in the thermal infrared

Thomas Fauchez et al.


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ED: Publish as is (24 May 2017) by Johannes Quaas
Short summary
This study presents impact of cirrus cloud horizontal heterogeneity on simulated thermal infrared brightness temperatures at the top of the atmosphere for spatial resolutions ranging from 50 m to 10 km. The cirrus is generated by the 3DCLOUD code and the radiative transfer by the 3DMCPOL code. Brightness temperatures are mostly impacted by the horizontal transport effect and plane-parallel bias at high and coarse spatial resolutions, respectively, with a minimum around 100 m–250 m.
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