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Satellite-based retrievals of cloud and radiation properties are available in this value-added product provided by Bill Smith’s group at NASA/Langley using the VISST (Visible Infrared Solar-Infrared Split Window Technique) algorithm. These datastreams are both pixel-level (4-km) retrievals and averages on a 0.3 or 0.5 degree latitude-longitude grid and replace earlier satellite-based retrievals on the Layered Bispectral Threshold Method (LBTM).


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Zhang J and P Zuidema. 2019. "The diurnal cycle of the smoky marine boundary layer observed during August in the remote southeast Atlantic." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(23), 10.5194/acp-19-14493-2019.
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Skinner P, D Wheatley, K Knopfmeier, A Reinhart, J Choate, T Jones, G Creager, D Dowell, C Alexander, T Ladwig, L Wicker, P Heinselman, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2018. "Object-Based Verification of a Prototype Warn-on-Forecast System." Weather and Forecasting, 33(5), 10.1175/WAF-D-18-0020.1.

Tian J, X Dong, B Xi, P Minnis, W Smith, S Sun-Mack, M Thieman, and J Wang. 2018. "Comparisons of Ice Water Path in Deep Convective Systems Among Ground-Based, GOES, and CERES-MODIS Retrievals." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(3), 10.1002/2017JD027498.


Scarino B, P Minnis, T Chee, K Bedka, C Yost, and R Palikonda. 2017. "Global clear-sky surface skin temperature from multiple satellites using a single-channel algorithm with angular anisotropy corrections." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10(1), 10.5194/amt-10-351-2017.


Jones T, K Knopfmeier, D Wheatley, G Creager, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2016. "Storm-Scale Data Assimilation and Ensemble Forecasting with the NSSL Experimental Warn-on-Forecast System. Part II: Combined Radar and Satellite Data Experiments." Weather and Forecasting, 31(1), 10.1175/WAF-D-15-0107.1.

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