Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Research article
19 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 19 Jan 2023

Cloud-radiative impact on the dynamics and predictability of an idealized extratropical cyclone

Behrooz Keshtgar, Aiko Voigt, Corinna Hoose, Michael Riemer, and Bernhard Mayer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Reviewer comment on wcd-2022-35', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on wcd-2022-35', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Aug 2022
  • AC1: 'Replies to all reviewer comments, wcd-2022-35', Behrooz Keshtgar, 19 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Behrooz Keshtgar on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Dec 2022) by Stephan Pfahl
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Dec 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Dec 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Dec 2022) by Stephan Pfahl
Short summary
Forecasting extratropical cyclones is challenging due to many physical factors influencing their behavior. One such factor is the impact of heating and cooling of the atmosphere by the interaction between clouds and radiation. In this study, we show that cloud-radiative heating (CRH) increases the intensity of an idealized cyclone and affects its predictability. We find that CRH affects the cyclone mostly via increasing latent heat release and subsequent changes in the synoptic circulation.