Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 389–412, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-11-389-2022
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 389–412, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-11-389-2022
Research article
24 Nov 2022
Research article | 24 Nov 2022

Upgrade of LSA-SAF Meteosat Second Generation daily surface albedo (MDAL) retrieval algorithm incorporating aerosol correction and other improvements

Daniel Juncu et al.

Data sets

MDAL v2: Experimental MSG daily albedo 01-11-2020 -- 31-10-2021 D. Juncu, X. Ceamanos, I. F. Trigo, S. Gomes, and S. C. Freitas https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6414693

MCD12Q1 MODIS/TerraCAqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V006 M. Friedl and D. Sulla-Menashe https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD12Q1.006

MODIS/TerraCAqua BRDF/Albedo Black Sky Albedo Shortwave Daily L3 Global 30ArcSec CMG V061 C. Schaaf and Z. Wang https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43D51.061

MODIS/TerraCAqua BRDF/Albedo White Sky Albedo Shortwave Daily L3 Global 30ArcSec CMG V061 C. Schaaf and Z. Wang https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD43D61.061

Basic and other measurements of radiation at station Cabauw (2005-02 et seq). Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, De Bilt W. Knap https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940531

Basic and other measurements of radiation at station Gobabeb (2021-10). Meteorology Climatology Remote Sensing, Dep. Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Basel R. Vogt https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.938527

Basic and other measurements of radiation at station Izana (2021-10). Izaña Atmospheric Research Center, Meteorological State Agency of Spain E. Cuevas-Agulló https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.937907

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Short summary
MDAL is a near real-time, satellite-based surface albedo product based on the geostationary Meteosat Second Generation mission. We propose an update to the processing algorithm that generates MDAL and evaluate the results of these changes through comparison with the pre-update, currently operational MDAL product as well as reference data using different satellite-based albedo products and in situ measurements. We find that the update provides a valuable improvement.