Since 26th January 2011 the final version of the MODIS-simulator is publicly available
A tool is presented that allows for a comparison of climate-model simulated cloud and aerosol fields with retrievals by MODIS and other spaceborne passive radiometers.
The tool considers three steps:
(i) the sampling of cloud-top quantities using the model's cloud overlap hypothesis,
(ii) the satellite instrument sensitivity by discarding clouds with little cloud fraction or optical depth, and
(iii) the diurnal sampling by taking into account the satellite overpass time for polar-orbiting satellites. The tool is easy to implement and easy to use, and has been tested widely.
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