Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5823–5857, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5823-2021

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5823–5857, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5823-2021
Research article
27 Aug 2021
Research article | 27 Aug 2021

Improvement of Odin/SMR water vapour and temperature measurements and validation of the obtained data sets

Francesco Grieco 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-2021-53', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Francesco Grieco, 03 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-53', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Francesco Grieco, 03 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Francesco Grieco on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jun 2021) by Christian von Savigny
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (04 Jul 2021) by Christian von Savigny
AR by Francesco Grieco on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jul 2021) by Christian von Savigny
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Short summary
We present improved Odin/SMR mesospheric H2O concentration and temperature data sets, reprocessed assuming a bigger sideband leakage of the instrument. The validation study shows how the improved SMR data sets agree better with other instruments' observations than the old SMR version did. Given their unique time extension and geographical coverage, and H2O being a good tracer of mesospheric circulation, the new data sets are valuable for the study of dynamical processes and multi-year trends.