Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8561–8579, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8561-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8561–8579, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-8561-2022
Development and technical paper
23 Nov 2022
Development and technical paper | 23 Nov 2022

Lightning assimilation in the WRF model (Version 4.1.1): technique updates and assessment of the applications from regional to hemispheric scales

Daiwen Kang 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 egusphere-2022-348', Lisa Neef, 03 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Daiwen Kang, 16 Sep 2022
  • CEC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-348', Juan Antonio Añel, 15 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Daiwen Kang, 15 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-348', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Aug 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Daiwen Kang, 16 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Daiwen Kang on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Sep 2022) by Yuefei Zeng
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Sep 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Oct 2022) by Yuefei Zeng
AR by Daiwen Kang on behalf of the Authors (11 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2022) by Yuefei Zeng
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Short summary
A lightning assimilation (LTA) technique implemented in the WRF model's Kain–Fritsch (KF) convective scheme is updated and applied to simulations from regional to hemispheric scales using observed lightning flashes from ground-based lightning detection networks. Different user-toggled options associated with the KF scheme on simulations with and without LTA are assessed. The model's performance is improved significantly by LTA, but it is sensitive to various factors.