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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5369–5387, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5369-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5369–5387, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5369-2021

Data description paper 18 Nov 2021

Data description paper | 18 Nov 2021

The first global 883 GHz cloud ice survey: IceCube Level 1 data calibration, processing and analysis

Jie Gong et al.

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Launched from the International Space Station, the IceCube radiometer orbited the Earth for 15 months and collected the first spaceborne radiance measurements at 874–883 GHz. This channel is uniquely important to fill in the sensitivity gap between operational visible–infrared and microwave remote sensing for atmospheric cloud ice and snow. This paper delivers the IceCube Level 1 radiance data processing algorithm and provides a data quality evaluation and discussion on its scientific merit.