Articles | Volume 2, issue 3
Research article
08 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 08 Jul 2021

The impact of GPS and high-resolution radiosonde nudging on the simulation of heavy precipitation during HyMeX IOP6

Alberto Caldas-Alvarez, Samiro Khodayar, and Peter Knippertz


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2021-2', Dominik Jacques, 08 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alberto Caldas-Alvarez, 07 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2021-2', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alberto Caldas-Alvarez, 07 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alberto Caldas-Alvarez on behalf of the Authors (09 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Apr 2021) by Silvio Davolio
RR by Dominik Jacques (12 Apr 2021)
RR by Thomas Gastaldo (23 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish as is (28 Apr 2021) by Silvio Davolio
Short summary
The prediction capabilities of GPS, operational (low-resolution) and targeted (high-resolution) radiosondes for data assimilation in a Mediterranean heavy precipitation event at different model resolutions are investigated. The results show that even if GPS provides accurate observations, their lack of vertical information hampers the improvement, demonstrating the need for assimilating radiosondes, where the location and timing of release was more determinant than the vertical resolution.