Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3075–3103, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3075-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3075–3103, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3075-2022
Research article
18 May 2022
Research article | 18 May 2022

Boundary-layer height and surface stability at Hyytiälä, Finland, in ERA5 and observations

Victoria Anne Sinclair 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-2021-295', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply to Reviewer comment', Victoria Sinclair, 12 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Review report on amt-2021-295', Frank Beyrich, 20 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply to Reviewer comment', Victoria Sinclair, 12 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Victoria Sinclair on behalf of the Authors (11 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Mar 2022) by Laura Bianco
RR by Frank Beyrich (20 Mar 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Apr 2022) by Laura Bianco
AR by Victoria Sinclair on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (27 Apr 2022) by Laura Bianco
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Short summary
We investigate the boundary-layer (BL) height and surface stability in southern Finland using radiosondes, a microwave radiometer and ERA5 reanalysis. Accurately quantifying the BL height is challenging, and the diagnosed BL height can depend strongly on the method used. Microwave radiometers provide reliable estimates of the BL height but only in unstable conditions. ERA5 captures the BL height well except under very stable conditions, which occur most commonly at night during the warm season.