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

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.