Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Methods for assessment of models
 | Highlight paper
02 Aug 2023
Methods for assessment of models | Highlight paper |  | 02 Aug 2023

The three-dimensional structure of fronts in mid-latitude weather systems in numerical weather prediction models

Andreas A. Beckert, Lea Eisenstein, Annika Oertel, Tim Hewson, George C. Craig, and Marc Rautenhaus


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-278', Juan Antonio Añel, 10 Mar 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2022-278', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2022-278', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 Apr 2023
  • AC1: 'Response to the two anonymous referees, the editors, and the MS record notification.', Andreas Beckert, 08 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Andreas Beckert on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (24 Jun 2023) by Richard Neale
AR by Andreas Beckert on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2023)  Manuscript 
Executive editor
This paper investigates an impactful topic, is easily digestible to non-scientists, is well written, has nice visuals, uses novel objective identification methods and has well documented and accessible code.
Short summary
We investigate the benefit of objective 3-D front detection with modern interactive visual analysis techniques for case studies of extra-tropical cyclones and comparisons of frontal structures between different numerical weather prediction models. The 3-D frontal structures show agreement with 2-D fronts from surface analysis charts and augment them in the vertical dimension. We see great potential for more complex studies of atmospheric dynamics and for operational weather forecasting.