Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 389–412, 2022
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 11, 389–412, 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.

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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.