Click on the links below for publications relating to the Cloud project.

Philipp, D., Stengel, M., and Ahrens, B.: Analyzing the Arctic Feedback Mechanism between Sea Ice and Low-Level Clouds Using 34 Years of Satellite Observations. Journal of Climate, 33(17), 7479-7501., 2020.

Stengel, M., Stapelberg, S., Sus, O., Finkensieper, S., Würzler, B., Philipp, D., Hollmann, R., Poulsen, C., Christensen, M., and McGarragh, G.: Cloud_CCI Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer post meridiem (AVHRR-PM) data set version 3: 35-year climatology of global cloud and radiation properties, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 41–60,, 2020.

Feofilov, A. G. and Stubenrauch, C. J.: Diurnal variation of high-level clouds from the synergy of AIRS and IASI space-borne infrared sounders, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,, in review, 2019.

Eliasson, S., Karlsson, K. G., van Meijgaard, E., Meirink, J. F., Stengel, M., and Willén, U.: The Cloud_CCI simulator v1.0 for the Cloud_CCI climate data record and its application to a global and a regional climate model, Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 829-847,, 2019.

Stengel, M., Schlundt, C., Stapelberg, S., Sus, O., Eliasson, S., Willén, U., and Meirink, J. F.: Comparing ERA-Interim clouds with satellite observations using a simplified satellite simulator, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17601-17614,, 2018.

Baró, R., Jiménez-Guerrero, P., Stengel, M., Brunner, D., Curci, G., Forkel, R., Neal, L., Palacios-Peña, L., Savage, N., Schaap, M., Tuccella, P., Denier van der Gon, H., and Galmarini, S.: Evaluating cloud properties in an ensemble of regional online coupled models against satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15183-15199,, 2018.

Stengel, M., Stapelberg, S., Sus, O., Schlundt, C., Poulsen, C., Thomas, G., Christensen, M., Carbajal Henken, C., Preusker, R., Fischer, J., Devasthale, A., Willén, U., Karlsson, K.-G., McGarragh, G. R., Proud, S., Povey, A. C., Grainger, R. G., Meirink, J. F., Feofilov, A., Bennartz, R., Bojanowski, J. S., and Hollmann, R.: Cloud property data sets retrieved from AVHRR, MODIS, AATSR and MERIS in the framework of the Cloud_CCI project, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 881-904,, 2017.

Sus, O., Stengel, M., Stapelberg, S., McGarragh, G., Poulsen, C., Povey, A. C., Schlundt, C., Thomas, G., Christensen, M., Proud, S., Jerg, M., Grainger, R., and Hollmann, R.: The Community Cloud retrieval for CLimate (CC4CL) – Part 1: A framework applied to multiple satellite imaging sensors, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3373-3396,, 2018.

McGarragh, G. R., Poulsen, C. A., Thomas, G. E., Povey, A. C., Sus, O., Stapelberg, S., Schlundt, C., Proud, S., Christensen, M. W., Stengel, M., Hollmann, R., and Grainger, R. G.: The Community Cloud retrieval for CLimate (CC4CL) – Part 2: The optimal estimation approach, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3397-3431,, 2018.

Keller, M., Kröner, N., Fuhrer, O., Lüthi, D., Schmidli, J., Stengel, M., Stöckli, R., and Schär, C.: The sensitivity of Alpine summer convection to surrogate climate change: an intercomparison between convection-parameterizing and convection-resolving models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5253-5264,, 2018.

Merchant, C. J., Paul, F., Popp, T., Ablain, M., Bontemps, S., Defourny, P., Hollmann, R., Lavergne, T., Laeng, A., de Leeuw, G., Mittaz, J., Poulsen, C., Povey, A. C., Reuter, M., Sathyendranath, S., Sandven, S., Sofieva, V. F., and Wagner, W.: Uncertainty information in climate data records from Earth observation, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 511-527,, 2017.

Christensen, M. W., Neubauer, D., Poulsen, C. A., Thomas, G. E., McGarragh, G. R., Povey, A. C., Proud, S. R., and Grainger, R. G.: Unveiling aerosol–cloud interactions – Part 1: Cloud contamination in satellite products enhances the aerosol indirect forcing estimate, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13151-13164,, 2017.

Neubauer, D., Christensen, M. W., Poulsen, C. A., and Lohmann, U.: Unveiling aerosol–cloud interactions – Part 2: Minimising the effects of aerosol swelling and wet scavenging in ECHAM6-HAM2 for comparison to satellite data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13165-13185,, 2017.

Stubenrauch, C. J., Feofilov, A. G., Protopapadaki, S. E., & Armante, R. (2017). Cloud climatologies from the infrared sounders AIRS and IASI: strengths and applications. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(22), 13625.

Protopapadaki, S. E., Stubenrauch, C. J., and Feofilov, A. G.: Upper tropospheric cloud systems derived from IR sounders: properties of cirrus anvils in the tropics, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3845-3859, doi:10.5194/acp-17-3845-2017, 2017.

Lauer, A., Eyring, V., Righi, M., Buchwitz, M., Defourny, P., Evaldsson, M., Friedlingstein, P., de Jeu, R., de Leeuw, G., Loew, A., Merchant, C. J., Müller, B., Popp, T., Reuter, M., Sandven, S., Senftleben, D., Stengel, M., van Roozendael, M., Wenzel, S. and Willen, U. (2017) Benchmarking CMIP5 models with a subset of ESA CCI Phase 2 data using the ESMValTool. Remote Sensing of Environment, 203, pp.9-39.

Povey, A. C. and Grainger, R. G.: Known and unknown unknowns: uncertainty estimation in satellite remote sensing, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4699-4718, doi:10.5194/amt-8-4699-2015, 2015.

Bojanowski, J.S., Stöckli, R., Tetzlaff, A., Kunz, H., 2014. The Impact of Time Difference between Satellite Overpass and Ground Observation on Cloud Cover Performance Statistics. Remote Sensing 6(12), 12866-12884.

Carbajal Henken, C. K., Doppler, L., Lindstrot, R., Preusker, R., and Fischer, J.: Exploiting the sensitivity of two satellite cloud height retrievals to cloud vertical distribution, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3419-3431, doi:10.5194/amt-8-3419-2015, 2015.

Feofilov, A.G., C. J. Stubenrauch, and J. Delanoë, Ice water content vertical profiles of high-level clouds: classification and impact on radiative fluxes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12327–12344, doi:10.5194/acp-15-12327-2015, 2015

Hollstein, A., Fischer, J., Carbajal Henken, C., and Preusker, R.: Bayesian cloud detection for MERIS, AATSR, and their combination, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 1757-1771, doi:10.5194/amt-8-1757-2015, 2015

Keller, M., O. Fuhrer, J. Schmidli, M. Stengel, R. Stöckli, and C. Schär (2015): Evaluation of convection-resolving models using satellite data: The diurnal cycle of summer convection over the Alps. Meteorol. Z., doi:10.1127/metz/2015/0715

Stengel, M., S. Mieruch, M. Jerg, K.-G. Karlsson, R. Scheirer, B. Maddux, J.F. Meirink, C. Poulsen, R. Siddans, A. Walther, R. Hollmann., 2015: The Clouds Climate Change Initiative: Assessment of state-of-the-art cloud property retrieval schemes applied to AVHRR heritage measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 162, 363-379.

Carbajal Henken, C. K., Lindstrot, R., Preusker, R., and Fischer, J.: FAME-C: cloud property retrieval using synergistic AATSR and MERIS observations, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3873-3890, doi:10.5194/amt-7-3873-2014, 2014

Karlsson, Karl-Göran, and Erik Johansson. 2014: "Multi-Sensor calibration studies of AVHRR-heritage channel radiances using the simultaneous nadir observation approach." Remote Sensing 6.3 (2014): 1845-1862.

Hollmann, R., Merchant, C., Saunders, R., Downy, C., Buchwitz, M., Cazenave, A., Chuvieco, E., Defourny, P., Leeuw, G. de, Forsberg, R., Holzer-Popp, T., Paul, F., Sandven, S., Sathyendranath, S., Roozendael, M. van, & Wagner W. (2013). The ESA Climate Change Initiative: satellite data records for essential climate variables, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00254.1

Meirink, J. F., Roebeling, R. A., and Stammes, P.: Inter-calibration of polar imager solar channels using SEVIRI, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 2495-2508, doi:10.5194/amt-6-2495-2013, 2013.