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Preparing the CAMS Radiation Service for MTG

Abstract : <p>The Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) provides a surface solar irradiance service which is currently derived from Meteosat Second Generation (MSG). The service combines satellite data products with numerical model output from CAMS on aerosols, water vapour and ozone in order to provide both clear-sky and all-sky radiation time series with availability from 2004 until yesterday. A regular quality control of input parameters, quarterly benchmarking against ground measurements and automatic consistency checks ensures the data quality. To anticipate the increase in resolution that will occur with the commissioning of MTG, it is necessary to enhance methods currently used in CAMS.</p><p>The recent development focuses on the assessment and improvement of cloud retrieval products from APOLLO_NG in irradiance retrieval schemes. Such a validation against ground-based surface solar irradiances provides insight into the use of probabilistic cloud masking, specific results for pixels with small COD values below 5, as well as in partly cloudy pixel conditions. Such conditions are often neglected in existing cloud retrieval validation studies due to the expected large uncertainties of cloud properties. But they cannot be omitted in irradiance retrieval schemes for solar energy sector users as complete temporal coverage is required.</p><p>Such cloud situations may additionally be better characterized in future with the help of spatially higher resolved channels. Using e.g. SEVIRI&#8217;s HRV channel is known to be beneficial in cloud index based irradiance retrieval schemes, but has not been evaluated yet for cloud physical retrieval based irradiance schemes. Results from such a method development for the HRV channel in preparation for MTG, Himawari-8, and GOES-R channels will be presented.</p>
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Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt, Faiza Azam, Jethro Betcke, Hartwig Deneke, Mireille Lefèvre, et al.. Preparing the CAMS Radiation Service for MTG. 2021. ⟨hal-03336828⟩

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