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Origin of low-tropospheric potential vorticity in Mediterranean cyclones
- Final revised paper (published on 25 Jan 2023)
- Preprint (discussion started on 20 Jul 2022)
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- RC1: 'Comment on wcd-2022-40', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Jul 2022
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- AC1: 'Reply to the Reviewers' comments on wcd-2022-40', Alexander Scherrmann, 29 Sep 2022
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Dec 2022)
ED: Publish as is (09 Jan 2023) by Juliane Schwendike
Title: Origin of low-tropospheric potential vorticity in Mediterranean cyclones
Authors: Scherrmann et al.
RECOMMENDATION: Minor Revisions
The purpose of the study is the analysis of the processes responsible for changes to the lower-tropospheric PV anomalies around the Mediterranean cyclones. The Authors propose the application of an innovative technique to disentangle “cyclonic” from “environmental” PV and, in the latter, to identify the PV production near the mountains. Together with ERA-5 reanalyses, the investigation of IFS simulations allows to identify the processes responsible for PV generation and removal. I found the paper very interesting and well organized; I recommend publication after some minor revisions.
Miglietta M.M., D. Cerrai, S. Laviola, E. Cattani, V. Levizzani, Potential vorticity patterns in Mediterranean “hurricanes”, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 2537-2545, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017GL072670;