Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11979–12003, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11979-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 11979–12003, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11979-2021
Research article
10 Aug 2021
Research article | 10 Aug 2021

Satellite retrieval of cloud base height and geometric thickness of low-level cloud based on CALIPSO

Xin Lu et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1252', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1252', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Feb 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xin Lu on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 May 2021) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Jun 2021) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Xin Lu on behalf of the Authors (18 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Jun 2021) by Johannes Quaas
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Short summary
In this paper, a novel method for retrieving cloud base height and geometric thickness is developed and applied to produce a global climatology of boundary layer clouds with a high accuracy. The retrieval is based on the 333 m resolution low-level cloud distribution as obtained from the CALIPSO lidar data. The main part of the study describes the variability of cloud vertical geometrical properties in space, season, and time of the day. Resultant new insights are presented.
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