Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Research article
17 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 17 Jan 2023

How adequately are elevated moist layers represented in reanalysis and satellite observations?

Marc Prange, Stefan A. Buehler, and Manfred Brath


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-755', Nadia Smith, 20 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marc Prange, 04 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-755', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Marc Prange on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (16 Nov 2022) by Farahnaz Khosrawi
AR by Marc Prange on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We investigate the representation of elevated moist layers (EMLs) in two satellite retrieval products and ERA5 reanalysis. EMLs occur in the vicinity of tropical convective storms and are thought to have an impact on their evolution through radiative heating. We provide a first dedicated assessment of EMLs in long-term data products in terms of moist layer strength, vertical thickness and altitude by comparing to collocated radiosondes over the western Pacific, a region where EMLs often occur.
Final-revised paper