Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Research article
20 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 20 Feb 2024

Geometrical and optical properties of cirrus clouds in Barcelona, Spain: analysis with the two-way transmittance method of 4 years of lidar measurements

Cristina Gil-Díaz, Michäel Sicard, Adolfo Comerón, Daniel Camilo Fortunato dos Santos Oliveira, Constantino Muñoz-Porcar, Alejandro Rodríguez-Gómez, Jasper R. Lewis, Ellsworth J. Welton, and Simone Lolli


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-134', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Cristina Gil Díaz, 24 Oct 2023
      • CC2: 'Reply on AC1: contrails?', Ulrich Schumann, 24 Oct 2023
        • AC3: 'Reply on CC2', Cristina Gil Díaz, 26 Oct 2023
    • AC5: 'Reply on RC1', Cristina Gil Díaz, 19 Dec 2023
  • CC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-243: How much of the observed cirrus is contrail cirrus', Ulrich Schumann, 04 Sep 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Cristina Gil Díaz, 24 Oct 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2023-134', Anonymous Referee #3, 22 Nov 2023
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', Cristina Gil Díaz, 19 Dec 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Cristina Gil Díaz on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Jan 2024) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
AR by Cristina Gil Díaz on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2024)
Short summary
In this paper, a statistical study of cirrus geometrical and optical properties based on 4 years of continuous ground-based lidar measurements with the Barcelona (Spain) Micro Pulse Lidar (MPL) is analysed. The cloud optical depth, effective column lidar ratio and linear cloud depolarisation ratio have been calculated by a new approach to the two-way transmittance method, which is valid for both ground-based and spaceborne lidar systems. Their associated errors are also provided.