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

Ioanna Karagali, Nikolas Angelou, Pedro Alvim De Azevedo Santos, Merete Badger, Andrea N. Hahmann, Charlotte Bay Hasager, Alfredo Peña, Jakob Mann

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    Abstract

    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
    https://lps19.esa.int/NikalWebsitePortal/living-planet-symposium-2019/lps19

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    ConferenceEuropean Space Agency's 2019 Living Planet Symposium
    LocationMiCo - Milano Congressi
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityMilan
    Period13/05/201917/05/2019
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