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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3041–3060, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3041-2020
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3041–3060, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3041-2020
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Research article 13 Mar 2020

Research article | 13 Mar 2020

The relationship between low-level cloud amount and its proxies over the globe by cloud type

Jihoon Shin and Sungsu Park

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In this work, we show that the previously identified strong spatiotemporal correlation relationship between the low-level cloud amount (LCA) and its large-scale environmental proxy, the estimated low-level cloud fraction (ELF), holds for various low-level cloud types over the globe rather than for a specific cloud type. However, we also identify several weaknesses of the ELF and suggest a potential pathway to further improve it in the future as a global proxy for LCA.
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