Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Research article
14 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2021

W-band radar observations for fog forecast improvement: an analysis of model and forward operator errors

Alistair Bell, Pauline Martinet, Olivier Caumont, Benoît Vié, Julien Delanoë, Jean-Charles Dupont, and Mary Borderies


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2020-468', Alain Protat, 01 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alistair Bell, 29 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2020-468', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alistair Bell, 29 Mar 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2020-468', Anonymous Referee #3, 18 Feb 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Alistair Bell, 29 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Alistair Bell on behalf of the Authors (29 Mar 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Apr 2021) by V. Chandrasekar
RR by Alain Protat (20 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish as is (26 Apr 2021) by V. Chandrasekar
AR by Alistair Bell on behalf of the Authors (05 May 2021)  Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Alistair Bell on behalf of the Authors (17 Jun 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (08 Jul 2021) by V. Chandrasekar
Short summary
This paper presents work towards making retrievals on the liquid water content in fog and low clouds. Future retrievals will rely on a radar simulator and high-resolution forecast. In this work, real observations are used to assess the errors associated with the simulator and forecast. A selection method to reduce errors associated with the forecast is proposed. It is concluded that the distribution of errors matches the requirements for future retrievals.