Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2121–2135, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2121-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2121–2135, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2121-2020

Data description paper 09 Sep 2020

Data description paper | 09 Sep 2020

Cloud_cci ATSR-2 and AATSR data set version 3: a 17-year climatology of global cloud and radiation properties

Caroline A. Poulsen et al.

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We have created a satellite cloud and radiation climatology from the ATSR-2 and AATSR on board ERS-2 and Envisat, respectively, which spans the period 1995–2012. The data set was created using a combination of optimal estimation and neural net techniques. The data set was created as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative program. The data set has been compared with active CALIOP lidar measurements and compared with MAC-LWP AND CERES-EBAF measurements and is shown to have good performance.