Articles | Volume 22, issue 11
Research article
08 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2022

Momentum fluxes from airborne wind measurements in three cumulus cases over land

Ada Mariska Koning, Louise Nuijens, Christian Mallaun, Benjamin Witschas, and Christian Lemmerz


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-59', Margaret LeMone, 08 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Reviewer CFairall Comment on acp-2022-59', Christopher Fairall, 08 Mar 2022
  • AC1: 'Final response to reviews', Mariska Koning, 08 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mariska Koning on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (09 May 2022) by Holger Tost
AR by Mariska Koning on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2022)

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Short summary
Wind measurements from the mixed layer to cloud tops are scarce, causing a lack of knowledge on wind mixing between and within these layers. We use airborne observations of wind profiles and local wind at high frequency to study wind transport in cloud fields. A case with thick clouds had its maximum transport in the cloud layer, caused by eddies > 700 m, which was not expected from turbulence theory. In other cases large eddies undid transport of smaller eddies resulting in no net transport.
Final-revised paper