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  • News - Data Release news

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    Improved Aeolus wind data now available

    ESA’s Aeolus mission continues to advance weather forecasting with further data improvements, thanks to a third reprocessing campaign. 

  • News - Infographics

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    Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign

    A new infographic has been released for the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC).

  • News - Infographics

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    What is Aeolus VRE?

    Learn more about the the Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE), the latest extension to the VirES for Aeolus service, in this infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Askos campaign validates Aeolus data

    From July to September 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) organised the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC) in Cape Verde.

  • Data - Data Description

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    Aeolus L2A Aerosol/Cloud optical product

    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).

  • News - Operational News

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    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.

  • News - Operational News

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    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's telescope, ALADIN.

  • News - Success Stories

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Campaign

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    WindVal II

    The objectives for the WindVal II campaign in 2016 were derived from the results, experience and lessons learnt from these last airborne campaigns in 2009 and 2015.

  • Campaign

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    WindVal I

    The objectives of the WindVal 1 campaign in 2015 were derived from results, experience and lessons learnt from the previous airborne campaign in 2009.

  • Event - Workshop

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    Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop

    The ESA organised Aeolus Cal/Val virtual workshop was a forum for reporting on the mission status and product evolution, for informing and coordinating mission Cal/Val activities.

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