Vol. 33, issue 12, article # 3

Filei A. A. Retrieval of the cloud top height from using Meteor-M No. 2-2 MSU-MR measurements. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2020. V. 33. No. 12. P. 918–925. DOI: 10.15372/AOO20201203 [in Russian].
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A technique for determining the cloud top height from the MSU-MR measurements on-board the Russian meteorological satellite Meteor-M No. 2-2 is presented. It is based on measurements of the cloud radiation in the infrared atmospheric window at wavelengths of 11 and 12 μm. The comparison between the cloud top heights estimated from MSU-MR data and CALIOP satellite lidar data shows their good agreement. A high correlation coefficient (0.94) and a low root-mean-square error (1.28 km) confirm the effectiveness of the technique suggested.


cloudiness, cloud top height, satellite data, brightness temperature, MSU-MR


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