Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3427–3447, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3427-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3427–3447, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3427-2021

Research article 12 May 2021

Research article | 12 May 2021

Introducing hydrometeor orientation into all-sky microwave and submillimeter assimilation

Vasileios Barlakas et al.

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AR by Vasileios Barlakas on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Feb 2021) by S. Joseph Munchak
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Feb 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (01 Mar 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Mar 2021) by S. Joseph Munchak
AR by Vasileios Barlakas on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Mar 2021) by S. Joseph Munchak
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Short summary
Oriented nonspherical ice particles induce polarization that is ignored when cloud-sensitive satellite observations are used in numerical weather prediction systems. We present a simple approach for approximating particle orientation, requiring minor adaption of software and no additional calculation burden. With this approach, the system realistically simulates the observed polarization patterns, increasing the physical consistency between instruments with different polarizations.