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The analysis of the properties of clouds is aimed at understanding their evolution and development. In particular this work hopes to improve rainfall prediction techniques.

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EOPI - Development and Validation of an Improved Cloud Detection Algorithm

11 October 2006

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Clouds are known to have a major impact on the radiative transfer in the atmosphere and hence influence the global energy budget. Additionally to satellite images (with high spatial resolution) high resolved spectral information from the GOME allows to retrieve atmospheric absorption (mainly of O2 and O4) as well as the intensity of reflected sunlight and thus to characterise the impact of clouds on these quantities.

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