Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
14 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 14 Jan 2022

Assimilating spaceborne lidar dust extinction can improve dust forecasts

Jerónimo Escribano, Enza Di Tomaso, Oriol Jorba, Martina Klose, Maria Gonçalves Ageitos, Francesca Macchia, Vassilis Amiridis, Holger Baars, Eleni Marinou, Emmanouil Proestakis, Claudia Urbanneck, Dietrich Althausen, Johannes Bühl, Rodanthi-Elisavet Mamouri, and Carlos Pérez García-Pando


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-442', Julie Letertre-Danczak, 05 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-442', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Sep 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-442', Jeronimo Escribano, 11 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jeronimo Escribano on behalf of the Authors (11 Nov 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (23 Nov 2021) by Yves Balkanski
AR by Jeronimo Escribano on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2021)
Short summary
We explore the benefits and consistency in adding lidar dust observations in a dust optical depth assimilation. We show that adding lidar data to a dust optical depth assimilation has valuable benefits and the dust analysis improves. We discuss the impact of the narrow satellite footprint of the lidar dust observations on the assimilation.
Final-revised paper