The Cloud Type Classification value-added product (CLDTYPE VAP) is now available for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility’s Eastern North Atlantic (ENA) atmospheric observatory.
CLDTYPE provides an automated cloud type classification based on macrophysical quantities derived from vertically pointing lidar and radar at ARM sites. Up to 10 layers of clouds are classified into seven cloud types based on predetermined and site-specific thresholds of cloud top height, cloud base height, and thickness.
Regular processing will begin at the ENA when required input data products become available.
To cite the CLDTYPE data, please use doi:10.5439/1349884.# # #
ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.