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L3 COSP Cloud Properties Documentation


Product User Guide

L3 MCD06 COSP Cloud Properties User Guide   [v2.0,  10/27//2022]     View PDF
Version 2.0, October 2022
Hubanks, Pincus, Platnick, Meyer


Scientific Papers

COSP Version 2:  Pincus, Hubanks, Platnick, Meyer, Holz, Botambekov, & Wall, 2023: Updated observations of clouds by MODIS for global model assessment. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 2483–2497.    View PDF

COSP Version 2:  Swales, D. J., R. Pincus, and A. Bodas-Salcedo, 2018: The Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project Observational Simulator Package: Version 2. Geosci. Model Dev.. 11, 77-81, doi:10.5194/10.5194/gmd-11-77-2018   View PDF

MODIS simulator paper:  Pincus, R., S. Platnick, S. A. Ackerman, R. S. Hemler, and R. J. P. Hofmann, 2012: Reconciling simulated and observed views of clouds: MODIS, ISCCP, and the limits of instrument simulators. J. Climate, 25, 4699-4720. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00267.1   View PDF

COSP:  Bodas-Salcedo, A. et al, 2011: COSP: Satellite simulation software for model assessment. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 92, 1023-1043. doi:10.1175/2011BAMS2856.1   View PDF