Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
Research article
20 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 20 Nov 2023

Quantifying the dependence of drop spectrum width on cloud drop number concentration for cloud remote sensing

Matthew D. Lebsock and Mikael Witte


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1176', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1176', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Jul 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1176', Matthew Lebsock, 26 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Matthew Lebsock on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Sep 2023) by Odran Sourdeval
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Sep 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Sep 2023)
ED: Publish as is (11 Oct 2023) by Odran Sourdeval
AR by Matthew Lebsock on behalf of the Authors (13 Oct 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This paper evaluates measurements of cloud drop size distributions made from airplanes. We find that as the number of cloud drops increases the distribution of the cloud drop sizes narrows. The data are used to develop a simple equation that relates the drop number to the width of the drop sizes. We then use this equation to demonstrate that existing approaches to observe the drop number from satellites contain errors that can be corrected by including the new relationship.
Final-revised paper