Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 185–203, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-185-2022

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 185–203, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-185-2022
Research article
11 Jan 2022
Research article | 11 Jan 2022

Optimization of Aeolus' aerosol optical properties by maximum-likelihood estimation

Frithjof Ehlers et al.

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The Aeolus satellite observes the Earth and can vertically detect any kind of particles (aerosols or clouds) in the atmosphere below it. These observations are typically very noisy, which needs to be accounted for. This work dampens the noise in Aeolus' aerosol and cloud data, which are provided publicly by the ESA, so that the scientific community can make better use of it. This makes the data potentially more useful for weather prediction and climate research.