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GOES East Sounder and Imager derived Cloud Top Pressure

By adding a 13.3 um ("CO2 absorption") band to the Imager suite of radiances, cloud products can be derived by using the CO2 Absorption Technique (CAT) for determining cloud information for semi-transparent high clouds. Now, full resolution estimates of Cloud Top Pressure and Effective Cloud Amount can be calculated for hourly, half hourly, or even 15 minute intervals.