Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Model evaluation paper
17 Jan 2022
Model evaluation paper |  | 17 Jan 2022

Evaluation of the COSMO model (v5.1) in polarimetric radar space – impact of uncertainties in model microphysics, retrievals and forward operators

Prabhakar Shrestha, Jana Mendrok, Velibor Pejcic, Silke Trömel, Ulrich Blahak, and Jacob T. Carlin


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-188', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Prabhakar Shrestha, 16 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-188', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Prabhakar Shrestha, 16 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Prabhakar Shrestha on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Dec 2021) by Simon Unterstrasser
Short summary
The article focuses on the exploitation of radar polarimetry for model evaluation of stratiform precipitation. The model exhibited a low bias in simulated polarimetric moments at lower levels above the melting layer where snow was found to dominate. This necessitates further research into the missing microphysical processes in these lower levels (e.g. fragmentation due to ice–ice collisions) and use of more reliable snow-scattering models in the forward operator to draw valid conclusions.