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Naud et al. 2007

Naud, C., K.L. Mitchell, J.-P. Muller, E.E. Clothiaux, P. Albert, R. Preusker, J. Fischer, and R.J. Hogan, 2007: Comparison between ATSR-2 stereo, MOS O2-A band and ground-based cloud top heights. Int. J. Remote Sens., 28, 1969-1987, doi:10.1080/01431160600641806.

A new method to retrieve cloud top heights stereoscopically using the dual-view facility of the Along Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2) instrument is assessed. This assessment is performed through a comparison of the cloud top heights obtained from ATSR-2 stereo and those derived from a 94-GHz radar, radiosonde profiles and independently from the Modular Optoelectronic Scanner (MOS) using the O2-A band. The data for this study were collected over the United Kingdom from September 1998-March 1999. The results show that the accuracy of the ATSR-2 stereo heights is generally as predicted on theoretical grounds, with the errors in the 1.6 µm and 0.65 µm stereo heights rarely exceeding 2 km. Case study periods with disagreements between the ATSR-2 heights and the ground-based retrievals are often due to the lack of precise match-ups between the ground-based and satellite scenes, while the MOS O2-A band is shown sometimes to miss the tops of high clouds. Evidence that the 11 µm channel is more sensitive to high clouds than originally thought is given and a future application of multi-spectral stereo cloud top heights is proposed.

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  author={Naud, C. and Mitchell, K. L. and Muller, J.-P. and Clothiaux, E. E. and Albert, P. and Preusker, R. and Fischer, J. and Hogan, R. J.},
  title={Comparison between ATSR-2 stereo, MOS O2-A band and ground-based cloud top heights},
  journal={Int. J. Remote Sens.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - na06100c
AU  - Naud, C.
AU  - Mitchell, K. L.
AU  - Muller, J.-P.
AU  - Clothiaux, E. E.
AU  - Albert, P.
AU  - Preusker, R.
AU  - Fischer, J.
AU  - Hogan, R. J.
PY  - 2007
TI  - Comparison between ATSR-2 stereo, MOS O2-A band and ground-based cloud top heights
JA  - Int. J. Remote Sens.
VL  - 28
SP  - 1969
EP  - 1987
DO  - 10.1080/01431160600641806
ER  -

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