Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4787–4803, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4787-2021

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4787–4803, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4787-2021

Research article 07 Jul 2021

Research article | 07 Jul 2021

Relationship between wind observation accuracy and the ascending node of the sun-synchronous orbit for the Aeolus-type spaceborne Doppler wind lidar

Chuanliang Zhang et al.

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AR by Chuanliang Zhang on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Feb 2021) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 Feb 2021)
RR by Karsten Schmidt (16 Feb 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Feb 2021) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Chuanliang Zhang on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Apr 2021) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Chuanliang Zhang on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The first spaceborne doppler wind lidar (DWL) Aeolus operates on sun-synchronous dawn–dusk orbit to lower the impact of solar background radiation (SBR) on wind observation accuracy. Increased SBR leads to an increment of averaged wind observation uncertainties from 0.19 to 0.27 m s-1 comparing Aeolus and two added spaceborne DWLs operating on orbits with local ascending times of 15:00 and 12:00 LT. A quantitative design of laser pulse energy according to accuracy requirements is also proposed.