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Data quality of Aeolus wind measurements

Krisch, Isabell and Reitebuch, Oliver and von Bismarck, Jonas and Dabas, Alain and Fischer, Peggy and Huber, Dorit and de Kloe, Jos and Rennie, Michael and Lemmerz, Christian and Lux, Oliver and Marksteiner, Uwe and Masoumzadeh, Nafiseh and Weiler, Fabian and Witschas, Benjamin and Bracci, Fabio and Meringer, Markus and Schmidt, Karsten and Geiss, Alexander and Nikolaus, Ines and Vaughan, Michael and Fabre, Frederic and Flament, Thomas and Trapon, Dimitri and Lacour, Adrien and Abdalla, Saleh and Isaksen, Lars and Donovan, Dave and Marseille, Gert-Jan and Stoffelen, Ad and Zandelhoff, Gerd-Jan and Wang, Ping and Perron, Gaetan and Jupin-Ganglois, Sebastian and Veneziani, Marcella and Pijnacker-Hordijk, Bas and Bucci, Simone and Gostinicchi, Giacomo and Kanitz, Thomas and Straume, Anne-Grete and Ehlers, Frithjof and Wernham, Denny and Bley, Sebastian and Aprile, Stefano and De Laurentis, Marta and Parinello, Tommaso (2021) Data quality of Aeolus wind measurements. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 2021, 19.-30. April 2021, Wien, Österreich / Online. doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-6169.

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The European Space Agency (ESA)'s Earth Explorer Aeolus was launched in August 2018 carrying the world's first spaceborne wind lidar, the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN). ALADIN uses a high spectral resolution Doppler wind lidar operating at 355nm to determine profiles of line-of-sight wind components in near-real-time (NRT). ALADIN samples the atmosphere from 30km altitude down to the Earth's surface or to the level where the lidar signal is attenuated by optically thick clouds. The global wind profiles provided by ALADIN help to improve weather forecasting and the understanding of atmospheric dynamics as they fill observational gaps in vertically resolved wind profiles mainly in the tropics, southern hemisphere, and over the northern hemisphere oceans. Since 2020, multiple national and international weather centres (e.g. ECMWF, DWD, Météo France, MetOffice) assimilate Aeolus observations in their operational forecasting. Additionally, the scientific exploitation of the Aeolus dataset has started. A main prerequisite for beneficial impact and scientific exploitation is data of sufficient quality. Such high data quality has been achieved through close collaboration of all involved parties within the Aeolus Data Innovation and Science Cluster (DISC), which was established after launch to study and improve the data quality of Aeolus products. The tasks of the Aeolus DISC include the instrument and platform monitoring, calibration, characterization, retrieval algorithm refinement, processor evolution, quality monitoring, product validation, and impact assessment for NWP. The achievements of the Aeolus DISC for the NRT data quality and the one currently available reprocessed dataset will be presented. The data quality of the Aeolus wind measurements will be described and an outlook on planned improvements of the dataset and processors will be provided.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142800/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Data quality of Aeolus wind measurements
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Reitebuch, OliverDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8503-0094
von Bismarck, JonasESA/ESRIN, Frascati, ITUNSPECIFIED
Dabas, AlainMétéo-France CNRM, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Fischer, PeggyESA/ESRIN, Frascati, ITUNSPECIFIED
Huber, Doritadm-dh (at) gmx.deUNSPECIFIED
Rennie, MichaelECMWF, Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Lux, OliverDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1491-0323
Marksteiner, UweDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4335-922X
Masoumzadeh, NafisehDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Witschas, BenjaminDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7993-1470
Bracci, FabioFabio.Bracci (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Meringer, MarkusMarkus.Meringer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8526-2429
Schmidt, KarstenKarsten.Schmidt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3335-6076
Geiss, AlexanderUniv. MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Nikolaus, InesHochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Vaughan, MichaelOLA, Buckimhamshire, UKUNSPECIFIED
Fabre, FredericLes Myriades, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Flament, ThomasCNRM/Meteo-France, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Trapon, DimitriCNRM/Meteo-France, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Lacour, AdrienCNRM/Meteo-France, Toulouse, FUNSPECIFIED
Abdalla, SalehECMWF, Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Isaksen, LarsECMWF, Reading, UKUNSPECIFIED
Marseille, Gert-JanKNMI, De Bilt, NLUNSPECIFIED
Zandelhoff, Gerd-JanKNMI, De Bilt, NLUNSPECIFIED
Perron, GaetanABB Bomem Inc.UNSPECIFIED
Jupin-Ganglois, SebastianABB Bomem Inc.UNSPECIFIED
Veneziani, MarcellaS&T, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Pijnacker-Hordijk, BasS&T, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Bucci, SimoneSerco, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Gostinicchi, GiacomoSerco, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Kanitz, ThomasESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
Straume, Anne-GreteESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
Ehlers, FrithjofFrithjof.Ehlers (at) esa.intUNSPECIFIED
Wernham, DennyESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, NLUNSPECIFIED
Bley, SebastianESA/ESRIN, Frascati, ITUNSPECIFIED
Aprile, StefanoRHEA Group, Rome, ITUNSPECIFIED
De Laurentis, MartaESA-ESRIN, Frascati, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Parinello, TommasoESA/ESRIN, Frascati, ITUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Abstracts
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.5194/egusphere-egu21-6169
Keywords:Aeolus, Earth Explorer mission, Doppler wind lidar
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2021
Event Location:Wien, Österreich / Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-30. April 2021
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project ADM III, R - Project ADM III cont.
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:21 Jun 2021 13:05
Last Modified:22 Jun 2021 11:06

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