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Aeolus L2A Aerosol/Cloud optical product

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20 Sep 2021

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The Level 2A aerosol/cloud optical products of the Aeolus mission include:

  • Geo-located consolidated backscatter and extinction profiles,
  • Backscatter-to-extinction coefficient,
  • LIDAR ratio, scene classification,
  • Heterogeneity index
  • Attenuated backscatter signals.

Resolution -

  • Horizontal resolution of L2A optical properties at observation scale (~87 km);
  • Exceptions are group properties (horizontal accumulation of measurements from ~3 km to ~87 km) and attenuated backscatters (~3 km);

Note: the resolution of "groups" in the L2A can only go down to 5 measurements at the moment, i.e. ~15 km horizontal resolution.

This could be configured to go to 1 measurement - Vertical resolution 250-2000 m (Defined by Range Bin Settings ).

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Spatial coverage: 

90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E

Temporal coverage:

2021-05-26 - present

Date of launch:
2018-08-22
Operators:
ESA
Mission status:
onGoing
Orbit height:
320 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous

Current Processor Version: Baseline B12

Wavelengths: UV (0.01 - 0.4 µm)

Product types: ALD_U_N_2A

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level 2a,

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Users can freely access the collection using the below links and will be requested to login (new users shall register) to ESA EO Sign In to download the products. ESA internal users can use their ESAAD account.

The products are available for download via the ESA Aeolus Online Dissemination System

Users can access Aeolus L1B and L2B wind products:

  • via an HTTP browser
  • via an FTP client
  • via the VirES data visualisation platform

For further information about the EO Sign In Service visit TellUS

Should you need support please contact EOHelp

 

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Utilisation of the Aeolus products is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions. Users accessing Aeolus products are intrinsically acknowledging and accepting the above.

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Aeolus Level 2A Processor Input/Output Data Definition
Technical Note
Aeolus Level 2A Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document
Technical Note
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