Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Research article
29 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 29 Sep 2022

Atmospheric visibility inferred from continuous-wave Doppler wind lidar

Manuel Queißer, Michael Harris, and Steven Knoop


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-132', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Manuel Queisser, 05 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-132', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Manuel Queisser, 11 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Manuel Queisser on behalf of the Authors (15 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Aug 2022) by Vassilis Amiridis
Short summary
Visibility is how well we can see something. Visibility sensors, such as employed in meteorological observatories and airports, measure at a point at the instrument location, which may not be representative of visibilities further away, e.g. near the sea surface during sea spray. Light detecting and ranging (lidar) can measure visibility further away. We find wind lidar to be a viable tool to measure visibility with low accuracy, which could suffice for safety-uncritical applications.