Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2167–2183, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2167-2021

Special issue: Aeolus data and their application (AMT/ACP/WCD inter-journal...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2167–2183, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2167-2021

Research article 18 Mar 2021

Research article | 18 Mar 2021

Validation of Aeolus winds using radiosonde observations and numerical weather prediction model equivalents

Anne Martin et al.

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This study provides an overview of validation activities to determine the Aeolus HLOS wind errors and to understand the biases by investigating possible dependencies and testing bias correction approaches. To ensure meaningful validation statistics, collocated radiosondes and two different global NWP models, the ECMWF IFS and the ICON model (DWD), are used as reference data. To achieve an estimate for the Aeolus instrumental error the representativeness errors for the comparisons are evaluated.