Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1373–1394, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1373-2022

Special issue: Cloud, Aerosol and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1373–1394, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1373-2022

Research article 15 Mar 2022

Research article | 15 Mar 2022

Above-aircraft cirrus cloud and aerosol optical depth from hyperspectral irradiances measured by a total-diffuse radiometer

Matthew S. Norgren 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-2021-269', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-269', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Matthew Norgren on behalf of the Authors (23 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Dec 2021) by Jing Wei
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (03 Jan 2022) by Jing Wei
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Short summary
A new spectral instrument (SPN-S), with the ability to partition solar radiation into direct and diffuse components, is used in airborne settings to study the optical properties of aerosols and cirrus. It is a low-cost and mechanically simple system but has higher measurement uncertainty than existing standards. This challenge is overcome by utilizing the unique measurement capabilities to develop new retrieval techniques. Validation is done with data from two NASA airborne research campaigns.