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  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus ALADIN energy increase from 29 August to 4 September

    Between 29 August and 4 September the output energy of ALADIN will be increased in support of the upcoming JATAC campaign in September.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere

    As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, scientists are using ESA’s Earth observation archives to investigate atmospheric processes and their influences on the planet’s changing environment.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Meet a young researcher who uses Aeolus data to measure atmospheric gravity waves

    Researcher Timothy Banyard, from the University of Bath, hopes to improve weather forecasting through the measurement of gravity waves (GWs). While GWs are difficult to measure due to their scale size and location, Tim recently demonstrated the Earth Explorer Aeolus' ability to observe GWs over the Southern Andes during the austral winter of 2021.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Exploring the prevailing achievements and future directions of Aeolus

    A tight-knit community of European remote sensing experts converged on the Italian island of Sicily last month to discuss how the strong success of ESA’s Aeolus mission is shaping scientists’ understanding of the winds that sweep across the planet.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    What is Aeolus VRE?

    Learn more about the The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE), the latest extension to the VirES for Aeolus service

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring

    Over 95% of Earth’s water is found in our oceans, and yet sadly, oceans are under stress from climate change and pollution. Monitoring our oceans is vital for Earth’s survival and satellites are the primary means of long-term and independent observation of our vast ocean bodies and their associated coastal zones.

  • Tools - Processing

    Tools - Processing

    Aeolus VRE

    The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is the latest extension to the VirES for Aeolus service, which offers more direct and in-depth data exploitation of the Aeolus mission. The VRE is a cloud service that provides a web-based development environment in the form of a JupyterLab workspace.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Launch of Aeolus VRE

    The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service, which provides users with a web-based development environment in the form of a JupyterLab workspace.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus satellite testing planned for 1 March

    Aeolus L2A data production is expected to be impacted due to a planned satellite test on 1 March 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Dust aerosol campaign validates Aeolus data

    Prepared, implemented and executed by a consortium of French universities and research institutions, under the umbrella of the French Space Agency (CNES) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Clouds-Atmospheric Dynamics–Dust Interactions in West Africa (CADDIWA) campaign took place on Sal Island in Cape Verde, from 6 to 25 September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Aerosol light absorption campaign validates Aeolus data

    Calibration and Validation for Aeolus - Aerosols/Winds (CAVA-AW) was a scientific campaign carried out by the University of Nova Gorica on the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde, in September 2021, as part of the broader international framework of the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC).

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Wind measurement campaign validates Aeolus data

    Aeolus VAlidation Through Airborne LidaRs in the Tropics (AVATART) was one of the two scientific campaigns carried out on Sal Island, Cape Verde during the month of September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    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

    Data - Data Description

    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, Backsca...

  • News - Maintenance News

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus dissemination maintenance on 16 September 2021

    A software maintenance activity affecting the ESA Aeolus data dissemination service has been planned on Thursday 16 September 2021 from 07:00 to 08:00 UTC.

  • Document - Technical Note, User Guide, Product Document

    Document - Technical Note, User Guide, Product Document

    Aeolus-L2A-Input-Output-Data-Definitions-Interface-Control-Document

    This document describes Aeolus-L2A-Input/Output-Data-Definitions-Interface-Control

  • Document - User Guide

    Document - User Guide

    Aeolus-Data-Innovation-Science-Cluster-DISC-Level-2A-user-guide.pdf

    This document is aimed at helping new users of the L2A product corresponding to the baseline 12 related to the L2A processor version 3.12.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    Drift of the Aeolus satellite orbit

    The reference orbit of Aeolus began a planned change on 17 June 2021, from ANX 4.5 to ANX 2.0, in order to facilitate ground-based Aeolus campaign activities.

  • 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 - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    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.