Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Research article
30 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 30 Aug 2022

Optimizing radar scan strategies for tracking isolated deep convection using observing system simulation experiments

Mariko Oue, Stephen M. Saleeby, Peter J. Marinescu, Pavlos Kollias, and Susan C. van den Heever


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-346', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-346', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mariko Oue on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (09 Aug 2022) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
AR by Mariko Oue on behalf of the Authors (09 Aug 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
This study provides an optimization of radar observation strategies to better capture convective cell evolution in clean and polluted environments as well as a technique for the optimization. The suggested optimized radar observation strategy is to better capture updrafts at middle and upper altitudes and precipitation particle evolution of isolated deep convective clouds. This study sheds light on the challenge of designing remote sensing observation strategies in pre-field campaign periods.