Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-433-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-433-2023
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26 Jan 2023
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Atmospheric boundary layer height from ground-based remote sensing: a review of capabilities and limitations

Simone Kotthaus, Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda, Martine Collaud Coen, Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado, Maria João Costa, Domenico Cimini, Ewan J. O'Connor, Maxime Hervo, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, María Jiménez-Portaz, Lucia Mona, Dominique Ruffieux, Anthony Illingworth, and Martial Haeffelin

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I agree with the handling editor Dr. Laura Bianco and the reviewer Dr. Frank Beyrich that this is a very good paper and that it is of general interest and relevance.
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Profile observations of the atmospheric boundary layer now allow for layer heights and characteristics to be derived at high temporal and vertical resolution. With novel high-density ground-based remote-sensing measurement networks emerging, horizontal information content is also increasing. This review summarises the capabilities and limitations of various sensors and retrieval algorithms which need to be considered during the harmonisation of data products for high-impact applications.