Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Research article
08 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 08 Aug 2023

Detection of aerosol and cloud features for the EarthCARE atmospheric lidar (ATLID): the ATLID FeatureMask (A-FM) product

Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff, David P. Donovan, and Ping Wang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-145', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Mar 2023
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-145', Mark Vaughan, 12 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-145', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Jun 2023) by Ulla Wandinger
AR by Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation (EarthCARE) satellite mission features the UV lidar ATLID. The ATLID FeatureMask algorithm provides a high-resolution detection probability mask which is used to guide smoothing strategies within the ATLID profile retrieval algorithm, one step further in the EarthCARE level-2 processing chain, in which the microphysical retrievals and target classification are performed.