Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13283–13304, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13283-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13283–13304, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-13283-2018

Research article 14 Sep 2018

Research article | 14 Sep 2018

Evaluating the diurnal cycle of South Atlantic stratocumulus clouds as observed by MSG SEVIRI

Chellappan Seethala et al.

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We compared the microphysical properties of South Atlantic stratocumulus (Sc) from three different satellite instruments (SEVIRI, TMI, MODIS). The liquid water path (LWP) and its diurnal cycle from the three datasets agreed very well in overcast, smoke-free scenes. LWP showed a decrease from an early morning peak to a late afternoon minimum, after which it increased until morning. The presence of smoke aloft Sc, however, negatively biased the LWP retrieved by the visible/near-infrared technique.
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