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Airborne wind lidar observations for the validation of the ADM-Aeolus instrument

Marksteiner, Uwe (2013) Airborne wind lidar observations for the validation of the ADM-Aeolus instrument. DLR-Forschungsbericht. DLR-FB--2013-25, 176 S.

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Abstract

In order to measure vertical wind profiles globally, the European Space Agency (ESA) implemented the Atmospheric Dynamics Mission Aeolus (ADM-Aeolus), carrying the first wind Lidar worldwide into space. For the validation of the measurement principle and the verification of the calibration and wind measurement strategies of this satellite mission, the DLR operates an airborne prototype of the instrument, the A2D (ALADIN Airborne Demonstrator). In this thesis new methods and algorithms are developed focusing on the evaluation of the ground return signal and the calibration as well as on the application of the zero wind correction and the implementation of quality control schemes. Based on a unique dataset obtained from an airborne campaign in the North Atlantic, statistical comparisons of the first A2D wind speed profiles against measurements of a 2-µm reference Lidar yield random errors of less than 2.5 m/s and 1.5 m/s, respectively, for the Rayleigh and the Mie channel.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/84701/
Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Forschungsbericht)
Title:Airborne wind lidar observations for the validation of the ADM-Aeolus instrument
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Marksteiner, UweUwe.Marksteiner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2013
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:176
ISSN:1434-8454
Status:Published
Keywords:Lidar, wind, Doppler, direct detection, Mie, Rayleigh, fringe imaging, double edge, Fizeau, Fabry Perot, ADM, Aeolus, A2D, wind speed, atmosphere
Institution:Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Department:Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre
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: Marksteiner, Dr. Uwe
Deposited On:04 Nov 2013 09:27
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 22:13

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