Articles | Volume 20, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12177–12192, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12177-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 12177–12192, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-12177-2020

Research article 27 Oct 2020

Research article | 27 Oct 2020

Ceilometers as planetary boundary layer height detectors and a corrective tool for COSMO and IFS models

Leenes Uzan et al.

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AR by Leenes Uzan on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Feb 2020) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Feb 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 Apr 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Jun 2020) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Sep 2020) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
AR by Leenes Uzan on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Detection of the planetary boundary layer (PBL) height is crucial to various fields, from air pollution assessment to weather prediction. We examined the diurnal summer PBL height by eight ceilometers in Israel, radiosonde profiles, the global IFS, and regional COSMO models. Our analysis utilized the bulk Richardson number method, the parcel method, and the wavelet covariance transform method. A novel correction tool to improve model results against in-situ ceilometer measurements is introduced.
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