Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Research article
15 May 2020
Research article |  | 15 May 2020

First validation of Aeolus wind observations by airborne Doppler wind lidar measurements

Benjamin Witschas, Christian Lemmerz, Alexander Geiß, Oliver Lux, Uwe Marksteiner, Stephan Rahm, Oliver Reitebuch, and Fabian Weiler


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Benjamin Witschas on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Mar 2020) by Gerd Baumgarten

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Benjamin Witschas on behalf of the Authors (30 Apr 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (05 May 2020) by Gerd Baumgarten
Short summary
Aeolus, the first ever wind lidar in space, has been providing wind profiles on a global scale since its launch. In order to validate the quality of Aeolus wind observations, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently performed two airborne campaigns over central Europe deploying two different Doppler wind lidars. A total of 10 satellite underflights were performed and used to validate the early-stage wind data product of Aeolus by means of collocated airborne wind lidar observations.