Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3465–3479, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3465-2022

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3465–3479, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3465-2022
Research article
10 Jun 2022
Research article | 10 Jun 2022

On the derivation of zonal and meridional wind components from Aeolus horizontal line-of-sight wind

Isabell Krisch et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-381', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Isabell Krisch, 21 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-381', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Isabell Krisch, 21 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Isabell Krisch on behalf of the Authors (21 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Feb 2022) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Mar 2022) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Isabell Krisch on behalf of the Authors (04 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Apr 2022) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Isabell Krisch on behalf of the Authors (03 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 May 2022) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Isabell Krisch on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The Aeolus satellite measures global height resolved profiles of wind along a certain line-of-sight. However, for atmospheric dynamics research, wind measurements along the three cardinal axes are most useful. This paper presents methods to convert the measurements into zonal and meridional wind components. By combining the measurements during ascending and descending orbits, we achieve good derivation of zonal wind (equatorward of 80° latitude) and meridional wind (poleward of 70° latitude).