Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Research article
20 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 20 Oct 2021

Comparison of mid-latitude single- and mixed-phase cloud optical depth from co-located infrared spectrometer and backscatter lidar measurements

Gianluca Di Natale, Marco Barucci, Claudio Belotti, Giovanni Bianchini, Francesco D'Amato, Samuele Del Bianco, Marco Gai, Alessio Montori, Ralf Sussmann, Silvia Viciani, Hannes Vogelmann, and Luca Palchetti


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-104', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Gianluca Di Natale, 10 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-104', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Gianluca Di Natale, 10 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Gianluca Di Natale on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Aug 2021) by Simone Lolli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2021) by Simone Lolli
AR by Gianluca Di Natale on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The importance of cirrus and mixed-phase clouds in the Earth radiation budget has been proven by many studies. In this paper the properties that characterize these clouds are retrieved from lidar and far-infrared spectral measurements performed in winter 2018/19 on the Zugspitze (Germany). The synergy of lidar and spectrometer measurements allowed us to assess the exponent k of the power-law relationship between the backscattering and the extinction coefficients.