Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Research article
31 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2023

Evaluation of the spectral misalignment on the Earth Clouds, Aerosols and Radiation Explorer/multi-spectral imager cloud product

Minrui Wang, Takashi Y. Nakajima, Woosub Roh, Masaki Satoh, Kentaroh Suzuki, Takuji Kubota, and Mayumi Yoshida


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-736', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Minrui Wang, 20 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-736', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Oct 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Minrui Wang, 24 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Minrui Wang on behalf of the Authors (25 Nov 2022)  Author's response 
EF by Polina Shvedko (01 Dec 2022)  Manuscript   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Dec 2022) by Jian Xu
AR by Minrui Wang on behalf of the Authors (14 Dec 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
SMILE (a spectral misalignment in which a shift in the center wavelength appears as a distortion in the spectral image) was detected during our recent work. To evaluate how it affects the cloud retrieval products, we did a simulation of EarthCARE-MSI forward radiation, evaluating the error in simulated scenes from a global cloud system-resolving model and a satellite simulator. Our results indicated that the error from SMILE was generally small and negligible for oceanic scenes.