Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6879–6898, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6879-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6879–6898, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6879-2022
Research article
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30 May 2022
Research article  | Highlight paper | 30 May 2022

Optically thin clouds in the trades

Theresa Mieslinger 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-2021-453', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Jul 2021
    • RC2: 'Technical comments from RC1 (new formatted)', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Jul 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-453', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Jul 2021
  • RC4: 'Comment on acp-2021-453', Anonymous Referee #3, 06 Jul 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-453', Theresa Mieslinger, 13 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Theresa Mieslinger on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Dec 2021) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Dec 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (07 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish as is (22 Dec 2021) by Timothy J. Dunkerton
AR by Theresa Mieslinger on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The trades are home to a plethora of small cumulus clouds that are often barely visible to the human eye and difficult to detect with active and passive remote sensing methods. With the help of a new method and by means of high-resolution data we can detect small and particularly thin clouds. We find that optically thin clouds are a common phenomenon in the trades, covering a large area and influencing the radiative effect of clouds if they are undetected and contaminate the cloud-free signal.
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