Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4375–4402, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4375-2021

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4375–4402, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4375-2021

Research article 14 Jun 2021

Research article | 14 Jun 2021

A new lidar design for operational atmospheric wind and cloud/aerosol survey from space

Didier Bruneau and Jacques Pelon

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AR by Jacques Pelon on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Mar 2021) by Oliver Reitebuch
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Apr 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Apr 2021) by Oliver Reitebuch
AR by Jacques Pelon on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 May 2021) by Oliver Reitebuch
AR by Jacques Pelon on behalf of the Authors (03 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Taking advantage of Aeolus success and of our airborne lidar system expertise, we present a new spaceborne wind lidar design for operational Aeolus follow-on missions, keeping most of the initial lidar system but relying on a single Mach–Zehnder interferometer to relax operational constraints and reduce measurement bias. System parameters are optimized. Random and systematic errors are shown to be compliant with the initial mission requirements. In addition, the system allows unbiased retrieval.