Measurement : Cloud optical depth

Amount of light cloud droplets or ice particles prevent from passing through a column of atmosphere.

Cloud Properties


The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • External Instruments
    • GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • EC-CONVAIR580-BULK : Environment Canada Convair 580 Bulk Parameters
    • GOES : Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
    • MPL-AIR : Micropulse Lidar- Airborne
    • LBTM-MINNIS : Minnis Cloud Products Using LBTM Algorithm
    • RADFLUXANAL : Radiative Flux Analysis
    • WRF-CHEM : Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Output

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