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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-5153-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-15-5153-2023
Data description paper
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27 Nov 2023
Data description paper |  | 27 Nov 2023

CLAAS-3: the third edition of the CM SAF cloud data record based on SEVIRI observations

Nikos Benas, Irina Solodovnik, Martin Stengel, Imke Hüser, Karl-Göran Karlsson, Nina Håkansson, Erik Johansson, Salomon Eliasson, Marc Schröder, Rainer Hollmann, and Jan Fokke Meirink

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This paper describes CLAAS-3, the third edition of the Cloud property dAtAset using SEVIRI, which was created based on observations from geostationary Meteosat satellites. CLAAS-3 cloud properties are evaluated using a variety of reference datasets, with very good overall results. The demonstrated quality of CLAAS-3 ensures its usefulness in a wide range of applications, including studies of local- to continental-scale cloud processes and evaluation of climate models.
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