Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Research article
06 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 06 Jun 2023

The classification of atmospheric hydrometeors and aerosols from the EarthCARE radar and lidar: the A-TC, C-TC and AC-TC products

Abdanour Irbah, Julien Delanoë, Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff, David P. Donovan, Pavlos Kollias, Bernat Puigdomènech Treserras, Shannon Mason, Robin J. Hogan, and Aleksandra Tatarevic


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1217', Matthew Lebsock, 09 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Abdanour Irbah, 18 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1217', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Jan 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Abdanour Irbah, 18 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Abdanour Irbah on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Mar 2023) by Hajime Okamoto
RR by Matthew Lebsock (27 Mar 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish as is (12 Apr 2023) by Hajime Okamoto
AR by Abdanour Irbah on behalf of the Authors (18 Apr 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR) and ATmospheric LIDar (ATLID) aboard the EarthCARE satellite are used to probe the Earth's atmosphere by measuring cloud and aerosol profiles. ATLID is sensitive to aerosols and small cloud particles and CPR to large ice particles, snowflakes and raindrops. It is the synergy of the measurements of these two instruments that allows a better classification of the atmospheric targets and the description of the associated products, which are the subject of this paper.