Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7341–7353, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7341-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7341–7353, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7341-2021

Research article 24 Nov 2021

Research article | 24 Nov 2021

Evaluation of convective boundary layer height estimates using radars operating at different frequency bands

Anna Franck 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-2021-142', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-142', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anna Franck on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Oct 2021) by Laura Bianco
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Oct 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Oct 2021) by Laura Bianco
AR by Anna Franck on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We proposed a method to derive a convective boundary layer height, using insects in radar observations, and we investigated the consistency of these retrievals among different radar frequencies (5, 35 and 94 GHz). This method can be applied to radars at other measurement stations and serve as additional way to estimate the boundary layer height during summer. The entrainment zone was also observed by the 5 GHz radar above the boundary layer in the form of a Bragg scatter layer.