Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
23 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 23 Mar 2022

Emissivity retrievals with FORUM's end-to-end simulator: challenges and recommendations

Maya Ben-Yami, Hilke Oetjen, Helen Brindley, William Cossich, Dulce Lajas, Tiziano Maestri, Davide Magurno, Piera Raspollini, Luca Sgheri, and Laura Warwick


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-232', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Maya Ben Yami, 08 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-232', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Sep 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Maya Ben Yami, 08 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Maya Ben Yami on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Feb 2022) by Piet Stammes
Short summary
Spectral emissivity is a key property of the Earth's surface. Few measurements exist in the far-infrared, despite recent work showing that its contribution is important for accurate modelling of global climate. In preparation for ESA’s EE9 FORUM mission (launch in 2026), this study takes the first steps towards the development of an operational emissivity retrieval for FORUM by investigating the sensitivity of the emissivity product to different physical and operational parameters.