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Pre-Launch Validation of the Wind Lidar on ADM-Aeolus

Reitebuch, O. and Ehret, G. and Li, Z. and Paffrath, U. and Schumann, U. and Witschas, B. (2009) Pre-Launch Validation of the Wind Lidar on ADM-Aeolus. In: ESA-MOST Dragon 2 Programme Symposium. ESA-MOST Dragon 2 Programme Symposium, 22.-26. Juni 2009, Barcelona, Spain.

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Abstract

The Atmospheric Dynamics Mission ADM-Aeolus of ESA will be the first lidar mission to sense the global wind field from space. It is based on a direct-detection Doppler lidar operating at 355 nm with two interferometers for aerosol/cloud and molecular backscatter. In order to assess the radiometric and wind measurement performance of the Doppler lidar ALADIN on ADM-Aeolus, an airborne version – the ALADIN Airborne Demonstrator A2D – was developed. The A2D is the first airborne directdetection Doppler lidar worldwide. The A2D receiver and laser transmitter performance characterization will be presented. Findings from two ground campaigns at the Observatory Lindenberg of German Weather Service in 2006 and 2007 using a wide variety of collocated observations will be discussed. The first results of an airborne campaign with the A2D and a coherent 2-μm wind lidar aboard the same aircraft will be shown.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Pre-Launch Validation of the Wind Lidar on ADM-Aeolus
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Reitebuch, O.DLR
Ehret, G.DLR
Li, Z.DLR
Paffrath, U.DLR
Schumann, U.DLR
Witschas, B.DLR
Date:June 2009
Journal or Publication Title:ESA-MOST Dragon 2 Programme Symposium
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:ADM-Aeolus
Event Title:ESA-MOST Dragon 2 Programme Symposium
Event Location:Barcelona, Spain
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22.-26. Juni 2009
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 - Projekt ADM II (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Oliver Reitebuch
Deposited On:08 Nov 2010 10:01
Last Modified:03 Aug 2012 17:16

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