Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
16 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 16 Mar 2023

Near-global distributions of overshooting tops derived from Terra and Aqua MODIS observations

Yulan Hong, Stephen W. Nesbitt, Robert J. Trapp, and Larry Di Girolamo


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-286', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Nov 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Yulan Hong, 09 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-286', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Dec 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2022-286', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yulan Hong on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2023) by Pawan K. Bhartia
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Feb 2023)
ED: Publish as is (15 Feb 2023) by Pawan K. Bhartia
AR by Yulan Hong on behalf of the Authors (19 Feb 2023)
Short summary
Deep convective updrafts form overshooting tops (OTs) when they extend into the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. An OT often indicates hazardous weather conditions. The global distribution of OTs is useful for understanding global severe weather conditions. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Aqua and Terra satellites provides 2 decades of records on the Earth–atmosphere system with stable orbits, which are used in this study to derive 20-year OT climatology.