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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-561-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-561-2024
Research article
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26 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 26 Jan 2024

Validation of Aeolus L2B products over the tropical Atlantic using radiosondes

Maurus Borne, Peter Knippertz, Martin Weissmann, Benjamin Witschas, Cyrille Flamant, Rosimar Rios-Berrios, and Peter Veals

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This study assesses the quality of Aeolus wind measurements over the tropical Atlantic. The results identified the accuracy and precision of the Aeolus wind measurements and the potential source of errors. For instance, the study revealed atmospheric conditions that can deteriorate the measurement quality, such as weaker laser signal in cloudy or dusty conditions, and confirmed the presence of an orbital-dependant bias. These results can help to improve the Aeolus wind measurement algorithm.