Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3235–3254, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3235-2021

Special issue: New observations and related modelling studies of the aerosol–cloud–climate...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3235–3254, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3235-2021

Research article 03 Mar 2021

Research article | 03 Mar 2021

Observation of absorbing aerosols above clouds over the south-east Atlantic Ocean from the geostationary satellite SEVIRI – Part 2: Comparison with MODIS and aircraft measurements from the CLARIFY-2017 field campaign

Fanny Peers et al.

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Satellite observations at high temporal resolution are a valuable asset to monitor the transport of biomass burning plumes and the cloud diurnal cycle in the South Atlantic, but they need to be validated. Cloud and above-cloud aerosol properties retrieved from SEVIRI are compared against MODIS and measurements from the CLARIFY-2017 campaign. While some systematic differences are observed between SEVIRI and MODIS, the overall agreement in the cloud and aerosol properties is very satisfactory.
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