Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 7497–7526, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-7497-2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 7497–7526, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-14-7497-2021

Model description paper 08 Dec 2021

Model description paper | 08 Dec 2021

Bulk hydrometeor optical properties for microwave and sub-millimetre radiative transfer in RTTOV-SCATT v13.0

Alan J. Geer 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: 'Comment on gmd-2021-73', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-73', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Jul 2021
  • AC1: 'Author comment on gmd-2021-73', Alan Geer, 06 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alan Geer on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Oct 2021) by Graham Mann
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Short summary
Satellite observations of radiation from the earth can have strong sensitivity to cloud and precipitation in the atmosphere, with applications in weather forecasting and the development of models. Computing the radiation received at the satellite sensor using radiative transfer theory requires a simulation of the optical properties of a volume containing a large number of cloud and precipitation particles. This article describes the physics used to generate these bulk optical properties.