Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Research article
13 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 13 Aug 2021

Boundary layer water vapour statistics from high-spatial-resolution spaceborne imaging spectroscopy

Mark T. Richardson, David R. Thompson, Marcin J. Kurowski, and Matthew D. Lebsock


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-89', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mark Richardson, 23 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-89', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mark Richardson, 23 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mark Richardson on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Jul 2021) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
AR by Mark Richardson on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Mark Richardson on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (12 Aug 2021) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
Short summary
Modern and upcoming hyperspectral imagers will take images with spatial resolutions as fine as 20 m. They can retrieve column water vapour, and we show evidence that from these column measurements you can get statistics of planetary boundary layer (PBL) water vapour. This is important information for climate models that need to account for sub-grid mixing of water vapour near the surface in their PBL schemes.