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  • Data - Data Description

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    TanSat AGCS and CAPI products

    The Atmospheric Carbon-dioxide Grating Spectrometer (ACGS) instrument is pushbroom spectrometer operating in NIR and SWIR bands which allows the measuring of CO2 mole fraction. The available ACGS products have a temporal coverage between March 2017 and January 2020 (not all days included in the time frame): L1A DS: Sample Dark Calibration sample product L1A GL: Sample Glint Sample products L1A LS: Sample Lamp Calibration sample product L1A ND: Principal-Plane Nadir Sample product L1A ZS: Sample Z-Axis Solar Calibration Sample L1B CAL DS: Sample Dark Calibration product L1B CAL LS: Sample Lamp Calibration product L1B CAL ZS: Sample Z-Axis Solar Calibration product L1B SCI GL: Sample Glint Science product L1B SCI ND: Principal-Plane Nadir Science product   The Cloud Aerosol Polarization Imager (CAPI) is a pushbroom radiometer in VIS, NIR and SWIR bands for the observation of aerosols and clouds optical properties. The CAPI products are available in a time range from July 2019 and January 2020 (not all days included in the time frame): L1A ND: Principal-Plane Nadir product L1B ND 1000M: Principal-Plane Nadir products at 1000 m resolution (1375 nm, 1640 nm) L1B ND 250M: Principal-Plane Nadir products at 250 m resolution (380 nm, 670 nm, 870 nm) L1B ND GEOQK: Principal-Plane Nadir georeferenced at 250 m resolution L1B ND GEO1K: Principal-Plane Nadir georeferenced at 1000 m resolution L1B ND OBC: Principal-Plane Nadir on-board calibrator product L2 ND CLM: Principal-Plane Nadir cloud flag product

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    TanSat

    The TanSat mission is one of the Earth Observation projects managed by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and is dedicated to detecting and monitoring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

  • News - Maintenance News

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    Aeolus ESA Data Dissemination System Maintenance activity completed 25 January 2023

    The software maintenance activity on t ESA's Aeolus data dissemination services have been completed on Wednesday 25th of January 2023 Access to the relevant collections restored at 16:30 UTC.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Satellites expand research on Space Weather and Sun-Earth Interactions

    Earth observation data provide vital warnings about the impact of solar activity and strive to unravel the influence the Sun has on Earth’s system.

  • 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. 

  • Document - Newsletter

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    Earth Online Newsletter - 16 December 2022

    This issue of the Earth Online Newsletter covers a selection of the latest news and events from ESA.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Atmosphere-studying Odin mission enjoys ongoing success

    More than two decades after it began operations, the Odin remote sensing satellite is continuing to make strong contributions to high-impact atmospheric science.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    ESA invites scientists to submit abstracts for EGU 2023

    ESA is calling for researchers to submit abstracts for sessions at the next General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU 2023).

  • 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).

  • Data - Data Description

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    Aeolus Level 2C assisted wind fields resulting from NWP Numerical Weather Prediction assimilation processing

    The Level 2C wind product of the Aeolus mission provides ECMWF analysis horizontal wind vectors at the geolocations of assimilated L2B HLOS wind components. The L2C can therefore be described as an Aeolus-assisted horizontal wind vector product. The L2C is a distinct product, however the L2C and L2B share a common Earth Explorer file template, with the L2C being a superset of the L2B. The L2C consists of extra datasets appended to the L2B product with information which are relevant to the data assimilation of the L2B winds.

  • News - Operational News

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    Aeolus NRT FM-A public data available after instrument switch over

    The Aeolus ALADIN FM-A instrument switch-on and its commissioning have been successfully completed.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Drones join the campaign to validate Aeolus data

    In June and September 2022, the Askos component of the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC), organised by ESA and its international partners, was expanded with new ground-based, drone and radiosonde measurements. The main objective of this campaign was to calibrate and validate Aeolus satellite observations.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Aeolus third Reprocessing Campaign Data published

    Data from the Aeolus 3rd reprocessing campaign, covering the sensing period from 31 August 2018 to 16 June 2019, relevant to the first period of operations of the ALADIN Flight Model A instrument is available for browsing and download.

  • News - Data Release news

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    New Release of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass Dataset

    An updated version of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass (SLIDEM Version 0103) dataset has been released.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Long-term satellite data show wind farms can affect local air currents

    Decades of satellite data have allowed for the first long-term study of the impact of offshore wind farms on downstream wind flow in coastal areas.

  • News - Infographics

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    EarthCARE infographic

    Learn about ESA’s upcoming cloud, aerosol and radiation explorer mission – EarthCARE – in our latest infographic.

  • Document - Newsletter

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    Earth-Online-Newsletter-28-October-2022.pdf

    This issue of the Earth Online Newsletter covers a selection of the latest news and events from ESA.

  • News - Success Stories

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    ESA’s wind mission could help to forecast tropical storms

    Global wind profiles delivered by Aeolus have great potential to improve the projections of a long-established hurricane forecasting system developed in the US, according to science published in a leading meteorological journal.

  • Activity - General activities

    EO Summer Schools

    ESA's series of summer schools, on Monitoring of the Earth System, aims to promote the exploitation of Earth observation (EO) data.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Satellites track the health of the ozone layer

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are contributing to international efforts to monitor and preserve the layer of stratospheric ozone that blankets the planet.

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