Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4219–4245, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4219-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 4219–4245, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-4219-2020

Research article 12 Aug 2020

Research article | 12 Aug 2020

Synergistic radar and radiometer retrievals of ice hydrometeors

Simon Pfreundschuh et al.

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AR by Simon Pfreundschuh on behalf of the Authors (12 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Apr 2020) by Pavlos Kollias
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Apr 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Apr 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (11 May 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 May 2020) by Pavlos Kollias
AR by Simon Pfreundschuh on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Jul 2020) by Pavlos Kollias
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Short summary
The next generation of European operational weather satellites will carry a novel microwave sensor, the Ice Cloud Imager (ICI), which will provide observations of clouds at microwave frequencies that were not available before. We investigate the potential benefits of combining observations from ICI with that of a radar. We find that such combined observations provide additional information on the properties of the cloud and help to reduce uncertainties in retrieved mass and number densities.