Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Research article
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04 Jan 2023
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 04 Jan 2023

True eddy accumulation – Part 1: Solutions to the problem of non-vanishing mean vertical wind velocity

Anas Emad and Lukas Siebicke


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-319', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Anas Emad, 22 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-319', Christoph Thomas, 04 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Anas Emad, 22 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Anas Emad on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 May 2022) by Hartwig Harder
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Jul 2022)
RR by Christoph Thomas (01 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish as is (26 Aug 2022) by Hartwig Harder
AR by Anas Emad on behalf of the Authors (07 Sep 2022)  Manuscript 
Executive editor
The manuscript gives exceptional good insight into true eddy accumulation.
Short summary
The true eddy accumulation (TEA) method enables measuring atmospheric exchange with slow-response gas analyzers. TEA is formulated assuming ideal conditions with a zero mean vertical wind velocity during the averaging interval. This core assumption is rarely valid under field conditions. Here, we extend the TEA equation to accommodate nonideal conditions. The new equation allows constraining the systematic error term in the measured fluxes and the possibility to minimize or remove it.