Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Methods for assessment of models
29 Jan 2020
Methods for assessment of models |  | 29 Jan 2020

A simulator for the CLARA-A2 cloud climate data record and its application to assess EC-Earth polar cloudiness

Salomon Eliasson, Karl-Göran Karlsson, and Ulrika Willén


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (03 Dec 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Dec 2019) by Klaus Gierens
AR by Salomon Eliasson on behalf of the Authors (12 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This paper describes a new satellite simulator. Its purpose is to simulate the CLARA-A2 climate data record from a climate model atmosphere. We explain how the simulator takes into account the regionally variable cloud detection skill of the observations. The simulator makes use of the long/lat-gridded validation between CLARA-A2 and the CALIOP satellite-borne lidar dataset. Using the EC-Earth climate model, we show a sizable impact on climate model validation, especially at high latitudes.