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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2019–2031, 2019
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Research article 29 Mar 2019

Research article | 29 Mar 2019

Cloud products from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC): algorithms and initial evaluation

Yuekui Yang et al.
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The physical basis of the EPIC cloud product algorithms and an initial evaluation of their performance are presented. EPIC cloud products include cloud mask, effective height, and optical depth. Comparison with co-located retrievals from geosynchronous earth orbit (GEO) and low earth orbit (LEO) satellites shows that the algorithms are performing well and are consistent with theoretical expectations. These products are publicly available at the NASA Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center.
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