Articles | Volume 22, issue 19
Research article
11 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 11 Oct 2022

The representation of the trade winds in ECMWF forecasts and reanalyses during EUREC4A

Alessandro Carlo Maria Savazzi, Louise Nuijens, Irina Sandu, Geet George, and Peter Bechtold


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-1050', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-1050', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 May 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-1050', Alessandro Savazzi, 22 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alessandro Savazzi on behalf of the Authors (22 Jul 2022)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Jul 2022) by Heini Wernli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Aug 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Sep 2022) by Heini Wernli
AR by Alessandro Savazzi on behalf of the Authors (09 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Sep 2022) by Heini Wernli
Short summary
Winds are of great importance for the transport of energy and moisture in the atmosphere. In this study we use measurements from the EUREC4A field campaign and several model experiments to understand the wind bias in the forecasts produced by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. We are able to link the model errors to heights above 2 km and to the representation of the diurnal cycle of winds: the model makes the winds too slow in the morning and too strong in the evening.
Final-revised paper