Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3953–3972, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3953-2021

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3953–3972, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3953-2021

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.

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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
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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.