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WindVal III


Aeolus mission
Aeolus mission

What was the purpose of Wind Val III?

The WindVal III campaign objectives were derived from results, experience and lessons learnt of the last airborne campaigns in 2009, 2015 and 2016. The objectives were:

  1. Early correlative observations between Aeolus and the airborne A2D and 2-µm DWL wind lidar systems
  2. Rehearsal for Aeolus Cal/Val activities (satellite underpasses, ground-truth overflights, air traffic control limitations)
  3. Test of airborne lidar response calibrations over land, Zero-Wind Calibration and ground returns strongly varying terrain
  4. Verification of airborne instrument modifications
  5. Provide feedback on measurement and comparison strategies and procedures of data collection for future campaigns
  6. Extend lessons learnt from previous campaigns

What was the outcome of Wind Val III?

The WINDVAL III campaign extended the work and analyses to include first airborne measurements collocated with Aeolus over Europe during fall 2018.

Download the Wind Val III Final Report

Campaign Summary
Data Coverage (Year)November/December 2018
Release DateSeptember 2019
Geographic SiteCentral Europe
Field of ApplicationAirborne wind lidar and aerosol data
Data Size1.5 GB

Digital Object Identifier: - WindVal III: "WindVal III Final Report (FR)"


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