Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 185–203, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-185-2022

Special issue: Aeolus data and their application (AMT/ACP/WCD inter-journal...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 185–203, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-185-2022

Research article 11 Jan 2022

Research article | 11 Jan 2022

Optimization of Aeolus' aerosol optical properties by maximum-likelihood estimation

Frithjof Ehlers 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-2021-212', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Frithjof Ehlers, 01 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-212', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Frithjof Ehlers, 01 Oct 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-212', Anonymous Referee #3, 08 Sep 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Frithjof Ehlers, 01 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Frithjof Ehlers on behalf of the Authors (01 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Oct 2021) by Andrew Sayer
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (25 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Nov 2021) by Andrew Sayer
AR by Frithjof Ehlers on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Nov 2021) by Andrew Sayer
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Short summary
The Aeolus satellite observes the Earth and can vertically detect any kind of particles (aerosols or clouds) in the atmosphere below it. These observations are typically very noisy, which needs to be accounted for. This work dampens the noise in Aeolus' aerosol and cloud data, which are provided publicly by the ESA, so that the scientific community can make better use of it. This makes the data potentially more useful for weather prediction and climate research.