First results of Aeolus comparison to a ground-based Wind Lidar at Alaiz (Spain)

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The Atmospheric Dynamics Mission Aeolus, an ESA Earth Explorer Core Mission launched in August 2018, carries the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
(ALADIN) to obtain global observations of wind profiles.

The ongoing New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) project aims to create and publish a European wind atlas of unprecedented accuracy [2].

The measurement campaigns of NEWA have been massively instrumented with scanning lidars and meteorological masts to measure various meteorological
parameters [3]. The last of these campaigns occurred at the Alaiz mountain range, near Pamplona in Spain [1].

This study focuses on the comparison of wind speed retrievals between Aeolus (L2B, Mie channel) and the measurements derived from the ground-based instruments, as a part of the Aeolus Cal/Val activities
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventEuropean Space Agency's 2019 Living Planet Symposium - MiCo - Milano Congressi, Milan, Italy
Duration: 13 May 201917 May 2019


ConferenceEuropean Space Agency's 2019 Living Planet Symposium
LocationMiCo - Milano Congressi
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