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Zhibo Zhang, Andrew S. Ackerman, Graham Feingold, Steven Platnick, Robert Pincus and Huiwen Xue Effects of cloud horizontal inhomogeneity and drizzle on remote sensing of cloud droplet effective radius: Case studies based on large-eddy simulations Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012) 117

Version of Record online: 6 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JD017655

Key Points

  • Sub-pixel inhomogeneity can cause strong uncertainty in MODIS cloud re retrieval
  • There is likely significant bias in the MODIS re,2.1 retrievals.
  • Sub-pixel cloud inhomogeneity index can be used to identify this bias

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