Articles | Volume 22, issue 15
Research article
10 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 10 Aug 2022

Exploring relations between cloud morphology, cloud phase, and cloud radiative properties in Southern Ocean's stratocumulus clouds

Jessica Danker, Odran Sourdeval, Isabel L. McCoy, Robert Wood, and Anna Possner


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-926', Gerald Mace, 28 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-926', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Jan 2022
  • RC3: 'Review - acp-2021-926', Anonymous Referee #3, 02 Feb 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-926', Jessica Danker, 18 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jessica Danker on behalf of the Authors (18 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Jul 2022) by Matthias Tesche
Short summary
Using spaceborne lidar-radar retrievals, we show that seasonal changes in cloud phase outweigh changes in cloud-phase statistics across cloud morphologies at given cloud-top temperatures. These results show that cloud morphology does not seem to pose a primary constraint on cloud-phase statistics in the Southern Ocean. Meanwhile, larger changes in in-cloud albedo across cloud morphologies are observed in supercooled liquid rather than mixed-phase stratocumuli.
Final-revised paper