Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Research article
15 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 15 Jan 2024

A new power-law model for μ–Λ relationships in convective and stratiform rainfall

Christos Gatidis, Marc Schleiss, and Christine Unal


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-155', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Sep 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Christos Gatidis, 10 Nov 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2023-155', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Oct 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Christos Gatidis, 10 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Christos Gatidis on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Nov 2023) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Dec 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Dec 2023)
ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2023) by Gianfranco Vulpiani
AR by Christos Gatidis on behalf of the Authors (02 Dec 2023)
Short summary
A common method to retrieve important information about the microphysical structure of rain (DSD retrievals) requires a constrained relationship between the drop size distribution parameters. The most widely accepted empirical relationship is between μ and Λ. The relationship shows variability across the different types of rainfall (convective or stratiform). The new proposed power-law model to represent the μ–Λ relation provides a better physical interpretation of the relationship coefficients.