Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Research article
04 May 2023
Research article |  | 04 May 2023

Across-track extension of retrieved cloud and aerosol properties for the EarthCARE mission: the ACMB-3D product

Zhipeng Qu, Howard W. Barker, Jason N. S. Cole, and Mark W. Shephard


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-301', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-301', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Jan 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Zhipeng Qu on behalf of the Authors (09 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Mar 2023) by Hajime Okamoto
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Mar 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish as is (13 Mar 2023) by Hajime Okamoto
AR by Zhipeng Qu on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2023)  Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Zhipeng Qu on behalf of the Authors (19 Apr 2023)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (01 May 2023) by Hajime Okamoto
Short summary
This paper describes EarthCARE’s L2 product ACM-3D. It includes the scene construction algorithm (SCA) used to produce the indexes for reconstructing 3D atmospheric scene based on satellite nadir retrievals. It also provides the information about the buffer zone sizes of 3D assessment domains and the ranking scores for selecting the best 3D assessment domains. These output variables are needed to run 3D radiative transfer models for the radiative closure assessment of EarthCARE’s L2 retrievals.