Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Research article
17 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 17 Nov 2021

Validation of Aeolus Level 2B wind products using wind profilers, ground-based Doppler wind lidars, and radiosondes in Japan

Hironori Iwai, Makoto Aoki, Mitsuru Oshiro, and Shoken Ishii

Data sets

WINDAS data Japan Meteorological Business Support Center

Short summary
The first space-based Doppler wind lidar on board the Aeolus satellite was launched on 22 August 2018 to obtain global horizontal wind profiles. In this study, wind profilers, ground-based coherent Doppler wind lidars, and GPS radiosondes were used to validate the quality of Aeolus Level 2B wind products over Japan during three different periods. The results show that Aeolus can measure the horizontal winds over Japan accurately.