Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
25 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 25 Mar 2024

Model-based evaluation of cloud geometry and droplet size retrievals from two-dimensional polarized measurements of specMACS

Lea Volkmer, Veronika Pörtge, Fabian Jakub, and Bernhard Mayer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review of egusphere-2023-2235', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Dec 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Lea Volkmer, 26 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2235', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Dec 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Lea Volkmer, 26 Jan 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Lea Volkmer on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (13 Feb 2024) by Piet Stammes
AR by Lea Volkmer on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2024)
Short summary
Three-dimensional radiative transfer simulations are used to evaluate the performance of retrieval algorithms in the derivation of cloud geometry (cloud top heights) and cloud droplet size distributions from two-dimensional polarized radiance measurements of the airborne spectrometer of the Munich Aerosol Cloud Scanner. The cloud droplet size distributions are derived for the effective radius and variance. The simulations are based on cloud data from highly resolved large-eddy simulations.