A network of stations for the continuous evaluation of cloud and aerosol
profiles in operational NWP models
The Cloudnet project aims to produce vertical profiles of cloud and aerosol
properties at high temporal and spatial resolution with the following objectives:
- To optimise the use of existing data sets to develop and validate
new cloud remote sensing synergy algorithms.
- To continuously evaluate the representation of clouds in climate and weather
- To demonstrate the potential of an operational network to improve
the representation of clouds in models.
Cloudnet overview paper (BAMS, 2007). PDF version is available for download here
Cloudnet is currently supported by the EU FP7 project ACTRIS (1 April
2011 - 31 March 2015)
History: Cloudnet originated as an EU FP5 project, which ran from 2001 - 2005,
and then continued on a voluntary basis.