Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Research article
27 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 27 Jun 2022

An evaluation of the liquid cloud droplet effective radius derived from MODIS, airborne remote sensing, and in situ measurements from CAMP2Ex

Dongwei Fu, Larry Di Girolamo, Robert M. Rauber, Greg M. McFarquhar, Stephen W. Nesbitt, Jesse Loveridge, Yulan Hong, Bastiaan van Diedenhoven, Brian Cairns, Mikhail D. Alexandrov, Paul Lawson, Sarah Woods, Simone Tanelli, Sebastian Schmidt, Chris Hostetler, and Amy Jo Scarino


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-73', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-73', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Mar 2022
  • AC1: 'Response to referee comments on acp-2022-73', Dongwei Fu, 04 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Dongwei Fu on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 May 2022) by Johannes Quaas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 May 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Jun 2022) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Dongwei Fu on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (07 Jun 2022) by Johannes Quaas
AR by Dongwei Fu on behalf of the Authors (07 Jun 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Satellite-retrieved cloud microphysics are widely used in climate research because of their central role in water and energy cycles. Here, we provide the first detailed investigation of retrieved cloud drop sizes from in situ and various satellite and airborne remote sensing techniques applied to real cumulus cloud fields. We conclude that the most widely used passive remote sensing method employed in climate research produces high biases of 6–8 µm (60 %–80 %) caused by 3-D radiative effects.
Final-revised paper