Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3953–3972, 2021

Special issue: New developments in atmospheric limb measurements: instruments,...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3953–3972, 2021

Research article 28 May 2021

Research article | 28 May 2021

Systematic comparison of vectorial spherical radiative transfer models in limb scattering geometry

Daniel Zawada et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comments on amt-2020-470', Sergey Korkin, 31 Jan 2021
  • CC2: 'One more nc-related qestion on amt-2020-470', Sergey Korkin, 02 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC2', Daniel Zawada, 02 Feb 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2020-470', Chris Sioris, 19 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2020-470', Chris McLinden, 22 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Daniel Zawada on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Apr 2021) by Chris McLinden
Short summary
Satellite measurements of atmospheric composition often rely on computer tools known as radiative transfer models to model the propagation of sunlight within the atmosphere. Here we have performed a detailed inter-comparison of seven different radiative transfer models in a variety of conditions. We have found that the models agree remarkably well, at a level better than previously reported. This result provides confidence in our understanding of atmospheric radiative transfer.