Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
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, Peter Bauer, Katrin Lonitz, Vasileios Barlakas, Patrick Eriksson, Jana Mendrok, Amy Doherty, James Hocking, and Philippe Chambon


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
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.