Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5153–5177, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5153-2021

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5153–5177, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5153-2021
Research article
 | Highlight paper
29 Jul 2021
Research article  | Highlight paper | 29 Jul 2021

Characterization of dark current signal measurements of the ACCDs used on board the Aeolus satellite

Fabian Weiler et al.

Related authors

Spectral performance analysis of the Aeolus Fabry–Pérot and Fizeau interferometers during the first years of operation
Benjamin Witschas, Christian Lemmerz, Oliver Lux, Uwe Marksteiner, Oliver Reitebuch, Fabian Weiler, Frederic Fabre, Alain Dabas, Thomas Flament, Dorit Huber, and Michael Vaughan
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1465–1489, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1465-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1465-2022, 2022
Short summary
Retrieval improvements for the ALADIN Airborne Demonstrator in support of the Aeolus wind product validation
Oliver Lux, Christian Lemmerz, Fabian Weiler, Uwe Marksteiner, Benjamin Witschas, Stephan Rahm, Alexander Geiß, Andreas Schäfler, and Oliver Reitebuch
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1303–1331, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1303-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1303-2022, 2022
Short summary
Correction of wind bias for the lidar on board Aeolus using telescope temperatures
Fabian Weiler, Michael Rennie, Thomas Kanitz, Lars Isaksen, Elena Checa, Jos de Kloe, Ngozi Okunde, and Oliver Reitebuch
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7167–7185, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7167-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7167-2021, 2021
Short summary
ALADIN laser frequency stability and its impact on the Aeolus wind error
Oliver Lux, Christian Lemmerz, Fabian Weiler, Thomas Kanitz, Denny Wernham, Gonçalo Rodrigues, Andrew Hyslop, Olivier Lecrenier, Phil McGoldrick, Frédéric Fabre, Paolo Bravetti, Tommaso Parrinello, and Oliver Reitebuch
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6305–6333, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6305-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6305-2021, 2021
Short summary
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
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2381–2396, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2381-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2381-2020, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Others (Wind, Precipitation, Temperature, etc.) | Technique: Remote Sensing | Topic: Instruments and Platforms
Evaluating convective planetary boundary layer height estimations resolved by both active and passive remote sensing instruments during the CHEESEHEAD19 field campaign
James B. Duncan Jr., Laura Bianco, Bianca Adler, Tyler Bell, Irina V. Djalalova, Laura Riihimaki, Joseph Sedlar, Elizabeth N. Smith, David D. Turner, Timothy J. Wagner, and James M. Wilczak
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 2479–2502, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-2479-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-2479-2022, 2022
Short summary
Atmospheric precipitable water vapor and its correlation with clear-sky infrared temperature observations
Vicki Kelsey, Spencer Riley, and Kenneth Minschwaner
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1563–1576, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1563-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1563-2022, 2022
Short summary
Spectral performance analysis of the Aeolus Fabry–Pérot and Fizeau interferometers during the first years of operation
Benjamin Witschas, Christian Lemmerz, Oliver Lux, Uwe Marksteiner, Oliver Reitebuch, Fabian Weiler, Frederic Fabre, Alain Dabas, Thomas Flament, Dorit Huber, and Michael Vaughan
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1465–1489, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1465-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-1465-2022, 2022
Short summary
Moderate spectral resolution solar irradiance measurements, aerosol optical depth, and solar transmission, from 360 to 1070 nm, using the refurbished rotating shadow band spectroradiometer (RSS)
Joseph J. Michalsky and Peter W. Kiedron
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 353–364, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-353-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-353-2022, 2022
Short summary
Mitigation of bias sources for atmospheric temperature and humidity in the mobile Raman Weather and Aerosol Lidar (WALI)
Julien Totems, Patrick Chazette, and Alexandre Baron
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7525–7544, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7525-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7525-2021, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Anderson, P. C., Rich, F. J., and Borisov, S.: Mapping the South Atlantic Anomaly continuously over 27 years, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phy., 177, 237–246, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2018.03.015, 2018. 
Andersson, E.: Statement of Guidance for Global Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), World Meteorological Society, available at: https://docplayer.net/194586713-Statement-of-guidance-for-global-numerical-weather-prediction-nwp.html (last access: 26 July 2021), 2018. 
Bardoux, A., Penquer, A., Gilard, O., Ecoffet, R., and Auvergne, M.: Radiation effects on image sensors, in: International Conference on Space Optics – ICSO 2012, International Conference on Space Optics, Ajaccio, Corsica, France, 9–12 October 2012,​​​​​​​ 105640M, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2309026, 2017. 
Bertaux, J. L., Kyrölä, E., Fussen, D., Hauchecorne, A., Dalaudier, F., Sofieva, V., Tamminen, J., Vanhellemont, F., Fanton d'Andon, O., Barrot, G., Mangin, A., Blanot, L., Lebrun, J. C., Pérot, K., Fehr, T., Saavedra, L., Leppelmeier, G. W., and Fraisse, R.: Global ozone monitoring by occultation of stars: an overview of GOMOS measurements on ENVISAT, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 12091–12148, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-10-12091-2010, 2010. 
Download
Short summary
This paper reports on dark current signal anomalies of the detectors used on board the ESA's Earth Explorer satellite Aeolus during the first 1.5 years in orbit. After introducing sophisticated algorithms to classify dark current anomalies according to their characteristics, the impact of the different kinds of anomalies on wind measurements is discussed. In addition, mitigation approaches for the wind retrieval are presented and potential root causes are discussed.