ALADIN Overview and Timeline of the RBS Settings

Overview and Timeline of the Range Bin Settings

Overview of the currently active Aeolus Range Bin Settings (RBS)
Start Date Description Latitude Longitude
2020-04-13 (VENUS), the Tropical RBS setting with focus on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and to observe gravity waves and vertical mass fluxes. +/- 30° global
2020-06-17 QBO2020 a sub setting of the Tropical RBS setting, to investigate the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) over the Tropical belt. Active for 24 h each week. +/- 10° global
2021-04-10 SATURN RBS box for long-term measurements at Cape Verde 12-22°N 19-31°W
2021-08-30 Update of the ExtraTropics RBS due to the increasing Rayleigh-clear noise >30°N & < -30°S global
2022-05-02 Update of Tonga RBS - Special RBS to measure the ash plume caused by the Tonga eruption 20N-30S global
2022-05-02 POLARIS setting seasonally varying over the Poles during polar winter. < -60°S global

 

History of Aeolus Range Bin Settings (RBS)
Start Date End Date Description Latitude Longitude
2019-09-09 2019-09-14 MARS Mediterranean Aerosol Range bin Setting focusing on Aerosol studies 28.5° - 35.5°N 28.86°E - 36.65°E
2019-10-21 2019-10-27 Strateole setting with +/-30deg latitude window for Tropics/Extratropics, and special setting for >60deg N 30S-30N, >60N global
2019-10-28 2019-11-10 AMV setting, dedicated campaign with high resolution bins on global scale 30S-30N global
2019-11-10 2020-04-13 Strateole setting with +/-30deg latitude window for Tropics/Extratropics, and special setting for >60deg N 30S-30N, >60N global
2020-01-13 2020-04-13 POLARIS setting seasonally varying over the Poles during polar winter. >60N global
2020-04-13 2021-01-17 POLARIS setting seasonally varying over the Poles during polar winter. >60S global
2020-02-17 2021-05-03 AUMATEX - AUstralian smoke Measurements Above the Troposphere EXperiment focusing on high altitude aerosol layers in the Stratosphere, emitted by Australian bushfires. 50°S -57°S -75°W -65°W
2020-11-09 2021-06-14 POLARIS setting seasonally varying over the Poles during polar winter. >60N global
2020-04-13 2021-08-30 ExtraTropics RBS, focusing on NWP, with high vertical resolution between 5 and 10 km. >30°N & < -30°S global
2021-05-03 2022-01-10 POLARIS setting seasonally varying over the Poles during polar winter. >60S global
2021-06-01 2021-11-21 The Gravity Wave RBS over the Southern Andes 40°S - 60°S 50°W - 85°W
2021-09-30 2022-01-02 Aeolus Validation Experiment AboVE-Maido at high-altitude Maido observatory at the French La Reunion island 20°S - 22°S 53°E - 57°E
2021-11-08 2022-05-02 POLARIS setting seasonally varying over the Poles during polar winter. >60N global
2021-12-06 2021-12-27 Aeolus Validation Experiment AboVE-OHP at high-altitude observatory at the Haute Provence validation station (with identical RBS like AboVE-Maido) 43-45N 4.7-5.7E
2021-06-07 2021-09-30 SATURN RBS box for Tropical Campaign in summer 2021 at Cape Verde 0°N - 35°N 0°W - 40°W
2021-12-13 2022-05-02 EPOS - Extension of POLARIS for Observation of SSWs 55N-60N global
2022-01-24 2022-03-13 Tonga RBS - Special setting to measure the ash plume caused by the Tonga eruption 10N-35S global
2022-03-14 2022-05-02 Update of Tonga RBS - Special RBS to measure the ash plume caused by the Tonga eruption (decrease top-bin altitude) 10N-35S global