Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Research article
14 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 14 Feb 2023

On the global relationship between polarimetric radio occultation differential phase shift and ice water content

Ramon Padullés, Estel Cardellach, and F. Joseph Turk


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-300', Patrick Eriksson, 30 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-300', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ramon Padullés on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Oct 2022) by Thijs Heus
RR by Patrick Eriksson (08 Nov 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Dec 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Dec 2022) by Thijs Heus
AR by Ramon Padullés on behalf of the Authors (16 Jan 2023)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Jan 2023) by Thijs Heus
Short summary
The results of comparing the polarimetric radio occultation observables and the ice water content retrieved from the CloudSat radar in a global and statistical way show a strong correlation between the geographical patterns of both quantities for a wide range of heights. This implies that horizontally oriented hydrometeors are systematically present through the whole globe and through all vertical levels, which could provide insights on the physical processes leading to precipitation.
Final-revised paper