Journal article

Evaluating Himawari-8 Cloud Products Using Shipborne and CALIPSO Observations: Cloud-top Height and Cloud-top Temperature

Yi Huang, Steven Siems, Michael Manton, Leon Majewski, Alain Protat, Hanh Nguyen

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology | American Meteorological Society | Published : 2019

Abstract

Cloud-top height (CTH) and cloud-top temperature (CTT) retrieved from the Himawari-8 observations are evaluated using the active shipborne radar-lidar observations derived from the 31-day “Clouds, Aerosols, Precipitation Radiation and atmospherIc Composition Over the southeRn oceaN” (CAPRICORN) experiment in 2016 and one-year observations from the space-borne Cloud- Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) cloud product over a large sector of the Southern Ocean. The results show that the Himawari-8 CTH (CTT) retrievals agree reasonably well with both the shipborne estimates, with a correlation coefficient of 0.837 (0.820), a mean bias error of 0.226 km (-2.526°C), and an RMSE of ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP150102894. The authors wish to thank the CSIRO Marine National Facility for its grant of sea time on Investigator and associated personnel, scientific equipment, and data management.