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Simulation of the performance of WALES based on an end-to-end model

Di Girolamo, Paolo and Summa, Donato and Bauer, Heinz and Wulfmeyer, Volker and Behrendt, Andreas and Ehret, Gerhard and Mayer, Bernhard and Wirth, Martin and Kiemle, Christoph (2004) Simulation of the performance of WALES based on an end-to-end model. In: 2004 Matera Int. Laser Radar Conf. (ESA SP). Int. Laser Radar Conf. 2004, 2004-07-12, Matera, (I).

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WALES (Water Vapour Lidar Experiment in Space) is one of the experiments considered by ESA for selection as Earth Explorer Core mission in the frame of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme. WALES is expected to provide accurate and global 4-d water vapour fields with high vertical resolution from a low Earth orbit satellite. The expected performances of WALES have been simulated through the application of an end-to-end model. In this work we provide an assessment of WALES daytime performances in clear sky and cloudy conditions. Expected performances are expressed in terms of systematic and noise errors in dependence of altitude and SNR for three selected reference atmospheric models (tropical, sub-Artic winter and US Standard Atmosphere). An estimate of the major components of the systematic error is also provided. Real atmospheric data from existing lidar systems have also been considered to estimate the performances of WALES in variable atmospheric conditions, as well as to determine the effects on system performances associated with atmospheric inhomogeneities and variable cloud scenes.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Simulation of the performance of WALES based on an end-to-end model
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Di Girolamo, PaoloUniv. Basilicata, Potenza, I
Summa, DonatoUniv. Basilicata, Potenza, I
Bauer, HeinzUniv. Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Wulfmeyer, VolkerUniv. Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Behrendt, AndreasUniv. Hohenheim, Stuttgart
Mayer, BernhardUNSPECIFIED
Kiemle, ChristophUNSPECIFIED
Date:12 July 2004
Journal or Publication Title:2004 Matera Int. Laser Radar Conf.
Keywords:Water Vapour Lidar, Experiment in Space
Event Title:Int. Laser Radar Conf. 2004
Event Location:Matera, (I)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2004-07-12
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben LIDAR-Forschung und -Entwicklung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Christoph Kiemle
Deposited On:11 Sep 2007
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:25

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