Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
10 Jul 2017
 | 10 Jul 2017

The MSG-SEVIRI-based cloud property data record CLAAS-2

Nikos Benas, Stephan Finkensieper, Martin Stengel, Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff, Timo Hanschmann, Rainer Hollmann, and Jan Fokke Meirink

Data sets

CLAAS-2: CM SAF CLoud property dAtAset using SEVIRI - Edition 2 Stephan Finkensieper, Jan-Fokke Meirink, Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff, Timo Hanschmann, Nikolaos Benas, Martin Stengel, Petra Fuchs, Rainer Hollmann, and Martin Werscheck

Short summary
This study focuses on an evaluation of CLAAS-2 (Cloud property dAtAset using SEVIRI, Edition 2), which was created based on observations from geostationary Meteosat satellites. Using a variety of reference datasets, very good overall agreement is found. This suggests the usefulness of CLAAS-2 in applications ranging from high spatial and temporal resolution cloud process studies to the evaluation of regional climate models.