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  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers


    The Aeolus mission provides global observations of wind profiles from space to improve the quality of weather forecasts, and to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes.

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    EO Sign In registration

    Learn how to register an EO Sign In account, which is required to access some data and submit proposals for data.

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    Data registration and proposals profile

    Access your profile to see your requested data products or registrations and proposals you have submitted. An active EO Sign In account is required.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic

    Learn more about ESA's youngest Earth Explorer - the Aeolus mission - in our latest infographic

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services

    European meteorological services are now benefiting from the use of operational Aeolus data in their forecasts.

  • Document - Product Document

    Document - Product Document


    This document defines the ADM-Aeolus L2A operational processor input and output data format and definitions, and is the Interface Control Document.

  • Document - Algorithms Theoretical Baseline Document

    Document - Algorithms Theoretical Baseline Document


    This document contains the L2A Algorithms and descriptions (Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document).

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note


    This document lists the main improvements to Aeolus processor baseline 11.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

    After almost two years in space, Aeolus' near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction models of several European meteorological services, and have proven crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

  • Data - Data Download

    Data - Data Download

    Aeolus HTTPS

    Download data from the Aeolus mission through the Aeolus Data Access service. The data is available only for registered users.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val

    An Announcement of Opportunity call is open for the Aeolus mission. Scientists, new groups and individuals are invited to participate in Aeolus Cal/Val throughout the mission lifetime.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus tests new mirror thermal control setting

    This week, a new setting for the Aeolus thermal control of the primary mirror will be tested to investigate further potential improvements at satellite level.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus activates new range bin setting

    On 17 June 2020, Aeolus will activate a new range bin setting, QBO2020 that will support the investigation of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) over the Tropical belt.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus set for Instrument Telescope Refocussing exercise

    Aeolus’s telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN)’s telescope by optimizing the throughput at the field stop, the smallest aperture where the return light has to pass. This is done through a change of the temperature settings on the telescope.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

    Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Mirror bias correction brings higher quality to Aeolus data

    The release of Aeolus data to the public was made possible by the product optimisation work performed by the Aeolus DISC.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Aeolus data now publicly available

    Last week marked an exciting milestone for Aeolus. On 12 May, its wind data became publicly available.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    Aeolus DISC

    The Aeolus DISC is the core element in ESA's data quality framework for the Aeolus mission, comprised of an international expert consortium to study and improve the data quality of Aeolus products.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus dissemination system maintenance on 5 May 2020

    Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the Aeolus dissemination system will be unavailable on 5 May.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

    ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is now using them in their forecasts.