Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Research article
07 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 07 Sep 2023

Cloud top heights and aerosol layer properties from EarthCARE lidar observations: the A-CTH and A-ALD products

Ulla Wandinger, Moritz Haarig, Holger Baars, David Donovan, and Gerd-Jan van Zadelhoff


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-748', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-748', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 May 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-748', Anonymous Referee #3, 22 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ulla Wandinger on behalf of the Authors (10 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (27 Jul 2023) by Pavlos Kollias
AR by Ulla Wandinger on behalf of the Authors (27 Jul 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We introduce the algorithms that have been developed to derive cloud top height and aerosol layer products from observations with the Atmospheric Lidar (ATLID) onboard the Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE). The products provide information on the uppermost cloud and geometrical and optical properties of aerosol layers in an atmospheric column. They can be used individually but also serve as input for algorithms that combine observations with EarthCARE’s lidar and imager.