Articles | Volume 17, issue 15
Research article
07 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 07 Aug 2017

An A-train and MERRA view of cloud, thermodynamic, and dynamic variability within the subtropical marine boundary layer

Brian H. Kahn, Georgios Matheou, Qing Yue, Thomas Fauchez, Eric J. Fetzer, Matthew Lebsock, João Martins, Mathias M. Schreier, Kentaroh Suzuki, and João Teixeira


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AR by Brian Kahn on behalf of the Authors (13 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 May 2017) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Jun 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jun 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Jun 2017) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Brian Kahn on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Jul 2017) by Johannes Quaas
Short summary
The global-scale patterns of subtropical marine boundary layer clouds are investigated with coincident NASA A-train satellite and reanalysis data. This study is novel in that all data are used at the finest spatial and temporal resolution possible. Our results are consistent with surface-based data and suggest that the combination of satellite and reanalysis data sets have potential to add to the global context of our understanding of the subtropical cumulus-dominated marine boundary layer.
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