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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1841-1860, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1841-2019
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1841-1860, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1841-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Mar 2019

Research article | 20 Mar 2019

Cloud base height retrieval from multi-angle satellite data

Christoph Böhm et al.
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The cloud base height (CBH) is important for air traffic, for describing the energy budget of the Earth and for other applications. Ground-based CBH measurements are only available for individual sites and mostly limited to land. Satellites are a powerful tool for global coverage. While the cloud top height is derived operationally, the derivation of CBH from space is more difficult as the clouds hide their base. Here, we present a method to retrieve the CBH from multi-angle satellite data.
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