Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Model evaluation paper
28 Feb 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 28 Feb 2023

On the use of Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) spectrally resolved radiances to test the EC-Earth climate model (v3.3.3) in clear-sky conditions

Stefano Della Fera, Federico Fabiano, Piera Raspollini, Marco Ridolfi, Ugo Cortesi, Flavio Barbara, and Jost von Hardenberg


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-479', Juan Antonio Añel, 24 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Stefano Della Fera, 26 Aug 2022
      • CEC2: 'Reply on AC1', Juan Antonio Añel, 26 Aug 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-479', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-479', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Stefano Della Fera on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Jan 2023) by Volker Grewe
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Jan 2023)
ED: Publish as is (30 Jan 2023) by Volker Grewe
AR by Stefano Della Fera on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2023)
Short summary
The long-term comparison between observed and simulated outgoing longwave radiances represents a strict test to evaluate climate model performance. In this work, 9 years of synthetic spectrally resolved radiances, simulated online on the basis of the atmospheric fields predicted by the EC-Earth global climate model (v3.3.3) in clear-sky conditions, are compared to IASI spectral radiance climatology in order to detect model biases in temperature and humidity at different atmospheric levels.