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Airborne lidar observations supporting the ADM-Aeolus mission for global wind profiling

Reitebuch, Oliver and Lemmerz, Christian and Marksteiner, Uwe and Rahm, Stephan and Witschas, Benjamin (2012) Airborne lidar observations supporting the ADM-Aeolus mission for global wind profiling. In: Proceedings of the 26th ILRC, pp. 759-762. 26th Int. Laser Radar Conference ILRC, 25.-29. Juni, Porto Heli, Greece.

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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. The instrument is based on a direct-detection Doppler lidar operating at 354.9 nm with two spectrometers for aerosol/cloud and molecular backscatter. In order to assess the performance of the Doppler lidar ALADIN on ADM-Aeolus and to optimize the retrieval algorithms with atmospheric signals, an airborne prototype – the ALADIN Airborne Demonstrator A2D – was developed. The A2D was the first airborne direct-detection Doppler lidar with its maiden flight on the DLR Falcon aircraft in 2005. Three airborne campaigns with a coherent-detection 2-μm wind lidar and the direct-detection wind lidar A2D were performed for pre-launch validation of Aeolus from 2007-2009. Furthermore, a unique experiment for resolving the Rayleigh-Brillouin spectral line shape in the atmosphere was accomplished in 2009 with the A2D from a mountain observatory at an altitude of 2650 m. Results of this experiment and the latest airborne campaign in the vicinity of Greenland and Iceland will be discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/77257/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Airborne lidar observations supporting the ADM-Aeolus mission for global wind profiling
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Reitebuch, Oliver DLRUNSPECIFIED
Lemmerz, ChristianDLRUNSPECIFIED
Marksteiner, UweDLRUNSPECIFIED
Rahm, StephanDLRUNSPECIFIED
Witschas, BenjaminDLRUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 26th ILRC
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 759-762
Status:Published
Keywords:Doppler lidar, ADM-Aeolus
Event Title:26th Int. Laser Radar Conference ILRC
Event Location:Porto Heli, Greece
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25.-29. Juni
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: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Reitebuch, Dr. Oliver
Deposited On:24 Sep 2012 13:28
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:37

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