Articles | Volume 6, issue 7
01 Jun 2006
01 Jun 2006

The semianalytical cloud retrieval algorithm for SCIAMACHY I. The validation

A. A. Kokhanovsky, V. V. Rozanov, T. Nauss, C. Reudenbach, J. S. Daniel, H. L. Miller, and J. P. Burrows

Abstract. A recently developed cloud retrieval algorithm for the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY) is briefly presented and validated using independent and well tested cloud retrieval techniques based on the look-up-table approach for MODeration resolutIon Spectrometer (MODIS) data. The results of the cloud top height retrievals using measurements in the oxygen A-band by an airborne crossed Czerny-Turner spectrograph and the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) instrument are compared with those obtained from airborne dual photography and retrievals using data from Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-2), respectively.

Final-revised paper