Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17601–17614, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17601-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17601–17614, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17601-2018

Research article 12 Dec 2018

Research article | 12 Dec 2018

Comparing ERA-Interim clouds with satellite observations using a simplified satellite simulator

Martin Stengel et al.

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AR by Martin Stengel on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Nov 2018) by Hailong Wang
AR by Martin Stengel on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Nov 2018) by Hailong Wang
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We present a new approach to evaluate ERA-Interim reanalysis clouds using satellite observations. A simplified satellite simulator was developed that uses reanalysis fields to emulate clouds as they would have been seen by those satellite sensors which were used to compose Cloud_cci observational cloud datasets. Our study facilitates an adequate evaluation of modelled ERA-Interim clouds using observational datasets, also taking into account systematic uncertainties in the observations.
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