Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Research article
11 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2022

Quality control and error assessment of the Aeolus L2B wind results from the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign

Oliver Lux, Benjamin Witschas, Alexander Geiß, Christian Lemmerz, Fabian Weiler, Uwe Marksteiner, Stephan Rahm, Andreas Schäfler, and Oliver Reitebuch

Data sets

ADM-Aeolus Level-2B/2C Processor Input/Output Data Definitions Interface Control Document, AED-SD-ECMWF-L2B-037, v. 3.70 J. de Kloe, A. Stoffelen, D. Tan, E. Andersson, M. Rennie, A. Dabas, P. Poli, and D. Huber

Short summary
We discuss the influence of different quality control schemes on the results of Aeolus wind product validation and present statistical tools for ensuring consistency and comparability among diverse validation studies with regard to the specific error characteristics of the Rayleigh-clear and Mie-cloudy winds. The developed methods are applied for the validation of Aeolus winds against an ECMWF model background and airborne wind lidar data from the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign.