Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Research article
15 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 15 Feb 2022

A climatology of open and closed mesoscale cellular convection over the Southern Ocean derived from Himawari-8 observations

Francisco Lang, Luis Ackermann, Yi Huang, Son C. H. Truong, Steven T. Siems, and Michael J. Manton


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-681', Anonymous Referee #3, 05 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-681', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Francisco Lang on behalf of the Authors (07 Dec 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Dec 2021) by Zhanqing Li
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Dec 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (17 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (17 Jan 2022) by Zhanqing Li
AR by Francisco Lang on behalf of the Authors (21 Jan 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Marine low-level clouds cover vast areas of the Southern Ocean, and they are essential to the Earth system energy balance. We use 3 years of satellite observations to group low-level clouds by their spatial structure using a pattern-recognizing program. We studied two primary cloud type patterns, i.e. open and closed clouds. Open clouds are uniformly distributed over the storm track, while closed clouds are most predominant in the southeastern Indian Ocean. Closed clouds exhibit a daily cycle.
Final-revised paper