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Initial Assessment of the Performance of the First Wind Lidar in Space on Aeolus

Reitebuch, Oliver and Lemmerz, Christian and Lux, Oliver and Marksteiner, Uwe and Rahm, Stephan and Weiler, Fabian and Witschas, Benjamin and Meringer, Markus and Schmidt, Karsten and Huber, Dorit and Nikolaus, Ines and Geiss, Alexander and Vaughan, Michael and Dabas, Alain and Flament, Thomas and Stieglitz, Hugo and Isaksen, Lars and Rennie, Michael and de Kloe, Jos and Marseille, Gert-Jan and Stoffelen, Ad and Wernham, Denny and Kanitz, Thomas and Straume, Anne-Grete and Fehr, Thorsten and von Bismarck, Jonas and Floberghagen, Rune and Parrinello, Tommaso (2019) Initial Assessment of the Performance of the First Wind Lidar in Space on Aeolus. ILRC29, 24.-28. Juni 2019, Heifei, China.

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Abstract

Soon after its successful launch in August 2018, the spaceborne wind lidar ALADIN (Atmospheric LAser Doppler INstrument) on-board ESA's Earth Explorer satellite Aeolus has demonstrated to provide atmospheric wind profiles on a global scale. Being the first ever Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) instrument in space, ALADIN contributes to the improvement in numerical weather prediction (NWP) by measuring one component of the horizontal wind vector. The performance of the ALADIN instrument was assessed by a team from ESA, DLR, industry, and NWP centers during the first months of operation. The current knowledge about the main contributors to the random and systematic errors from the instrument will be discussed. First validation results from an airborne campaign with two wind lidars on-board the DLR Falcon aircraft will be shown.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/134208/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Initial Assessment of the Performance of the First Wind Lidar in Space on Aeolus
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Reitebuch, OliverDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8503-0094
Lemmerz, ChristianDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Lux, OliverDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1491-0323
Marksteiner, UweDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4335-922X
Rahm, StephanDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Weiler, FabianDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Witschas, BenjaminDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7993-1470
Meringer, MarkusDLR, IMFhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8526-2429
Schmidt, KarstenDLR, IMFhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3335-6076
Huber, DoritDoRIT, OberpfaffenhofenUNSPECIFIED
Nikolaus, InesHochschule MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Geiss, AlexanderUniv. MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Vaughan, MichaelOLA, Buckimhamshire, UKUNSPECIFIED
Dabas, AlainCNRM/Meteo-France, Toulouse, FRUNSPECIFIED
Flament, ThomasCNRM/Meteo-France, Toulouse, FRUNSPECIFIED
Stieglitz, HugoCNRM/Meteo-France, Toulouse, FRUNSPECIFIED
Isaksen, LarsECMWF, Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Rennie, MichaelECMWF, Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
de Kloe, JosKNMI, de Bilt, NLUNSPECIFIED
Marseille, Gert-JanKNMI, De Bilt, NLUNSPECIFIED
Stoffelen, AdKNMI, De Bilt, NLUNSPECIFIED
Wernham, DennyESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
Kanitz, ThomasESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
Straume, Anne-GreteESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
Fehr, ThorstenESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
von Bismarck, JonasESA/ESRIN, Frascati, ITUNSPECIFIED
Floberghagen, RuneESA/ESRIN, Frascati, ITUNSPECIFIED
Parrinello, TommasoESA/ESRIN, Frascati, ITUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Status:Published
Keywords:Aeolus, Doppler wind lidar, atmospheric wind profiles
Event Title:ILRC29
Event Location:Heifei, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:24.-28. Juni 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt ADM
Location: Neustrelitz , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Meringer, Dr.rer.nat. Markus
Deposited On:03 Mar 2020 13:05
Last Modified:13 Mar 2020 19:16

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