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AMT | Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2075–2097, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2075-2020
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2075–2097, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2075-2020
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 23 Apr 2020

Research article | 23 Apr 2020

Intercomparison of wind observations from the European Space Agency's Aeolus satellite mission and the ALADIN Airborne Demonstrator

Oliver Lux et al.

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This work reports on the first airborne validation campaign of ESA’s Earth Explorer mission Aeolus, conducted in central Europe during the commissioning phase in November 2018. After presenting the methodology used to compare the data sets from the satellite, the airborne wind lidar and the ECWMF model, the wind results from the underflights performed are analyzed and discussed, providing a first assessment of the accuracy and precision of the preliminary Aeolus wind data.
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