Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Methods for assessment of models
23 May 2024
Methods for assessment of models |  | 23 May 2024

An objective identification technique for potential vorticity structures associated with African easterly waves

Christoph Fischer, Andreas H. Fink, Elmar Schömer, Marc Rautenhaus, and Michael Riemer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-218', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Dec 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-218', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Jan 2024
  • AC1: 'Response to the comments from the two anonymous referees', Christoph Fischer, 11 Mar 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Christoph Fischer on behalf of the Authors (11 Mar 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Mar 2024) by Juan Antonio Añel
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Mar 2024)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Apr 2024)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Apr 2024) by Juan Antonio Añel
AR by Christoph Fischer on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2024)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
This study presents a method for identifying and tracking 3-D potential vorticity structures within African easterly waves (AEWs). Each identified structure is characterized by descriptors, including its 3-D position and orientation, which have been validated through composite comparisons. A trough-centric perspective on the descriptors reveals the evolution and distinct characteristics of AEWs. These descriptors serve as valuable statistical inputs for the study of AEW-related phenomena.