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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. Dissertation, Technische Universität München.

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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/86794/
Document Type:Thesis (Dissertation)
Additional Information:uwe.marksteiner@dlr.de
Title:Airborne wind lidar observations for the validation of the ADM-Aeolus instrument
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Date:2 August 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:176
Keywords:Lidar, wind, Doppler, direct detection, Mie, Rayleigh, fringe imaging, double edge, Fizeau, Fabry Perot, ADM, Aeolus, A2D, wind speed, atmosphere
Institution:Technische Universität München
Department:Fakultät Bau Geo Umwelt
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: Volkert, Dr. Hans
Deposited On:17 Dec 2013 08:32
Last Modified:17 Dec 2013 08:32

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