Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4959–4970, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4959-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4959–4970, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4959-2021

Research article 16 Jul 2021

Research article | 16 Jul 2021

Estimating the optical extinction of liquid water clouds in the cloud base region

Karolina Sarna 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
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2020-504', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Karolina Sarna, 09 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2020-504', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Karolina Sarna, 09 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Karolina Sarna on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Apr 2021) by Edward Nowottnick
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 May 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 May 2021) by Edward Nowottnick
AR by Karolina Sarna on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jun 2021) by Edward Nowottnick
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Short summary
We show a method for obtaining cloud optical extinction with a lidar system. We use a scheme in which a lidar signal is inverted based on the estimated value of cloud extinction at the far end of the cloud and apply a correction for multiple scattering within the cloud and a range resolution correction. By applying our technique, we show that it is possible to obtain the cloud optical extinction with an error better than 5 % up to 90 m within the cloud.