Articles | Volume 16, issue 17
Methods for assessment of models
01 Sep 2023
Methods for assessment of models |  | 01 Sep 2023

Rainbows and climate change: a tutorial on climate model diagnostics and parameterization

Andrew Gettelman


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-227', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-227', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 May 2023
  • AC1: 'Replies to Reviewers', Andrew Gettelman, 27 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Andrew Gettelman on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jul 2023) by Martine Michou
AR by Andrew Gettelman on behalf of the Authors (05 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
A representation of rainbows is developed for a climate model. The diagnostic raises many common issues. Simulated rainbows are evaluated against limited observations. The pattern of rainbows in the model matches observations and theory about when and where rainbows are most common. The diagnostic is used to assess the past and future state of rainbows. Changes to clouds from climate change are expected to increase rainbows as cloud cover decreases in a warmer world.