Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2899–2915, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2899-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2899–2915, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-2899-2021

Model description paper 21 May 2021

Model description paper | 21 May 2021

A new gas absorption optical depth parameterisation for RTTOV version 13

James Hocking et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comments on gmd-2020-424, A new gas absorption optical depth parameterisation for RTTOV v13', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Responses to RC1 and RC2', James Hocking, 16 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2020-424', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Responses to RC1 and RC2', James Hocking, 16 Apr 2021
  • AC1: 'Responses to RC1 and RC2', James Hocking, 16 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by James Hocking on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Apr 2021) by Holger Tost
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Short summary
RTTOV is a fast radiative transfer model for simulating passive satellite-based observations at visible, infrared, and microwave wavelengths. A core part of the model is a parameterisation of the absorption of radiation by the various gases present in the atmosphere. We present a new parameterisation that performs well compared to the existing one in terms of accuracy and can be developed further more easily. The new parameterisation is implemented in the latest release, RTTOV v13.0.