Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5415–5428, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5415-2021

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5415–5428, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5415-2021
Research article
06 Aug 2021
Research article | 06 Aug 2021

Validation of Aeolus winds using ground-based radars in Antarctica and in northern Sweden

Evgenia Belova et al.

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Interactive discussion

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-54', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-54', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-54', Anonymous Referee #3, 28 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Evgenia Belova on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jun 2021) by Oliver Reitebuch
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (25 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2021) by Oliver Reitebuch
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Short summary
Wind measurements from two radars (ESRAD in Arctic Sweden and MARA at the Indian Antarctic station Maitri) are compared with lidar winds from the ESA satellite Aeolus, for July–December 2019. The aim is to check if Aeolus data processing is adequate for the sunlit conditions of polar summer. Agreement is generally good with bias in Aeolus winds < 1 m/s in most circumstances. The exception is a large bias (7 m/s) when the satellite has crossed a sunlit Antarctic ice cap before passing MARA.