ADM-Aeolus Science and CAL/VAL Workshop

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ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy
10-13 February 2015




ESA is currently implementing the Doppler Wind Lidar mission 'ADM-Aeolus' being part of its Living Planet Programme. The mission is a demonstrator for future operational missions, providing vertical profiles of the tropospheric and lower stratospheric wind field for the improvement of numerical weather prediction and atmospheric research. Through ADM-Aeolus, the tropospheric and lower stratospheric circulation will be better determined. The largest improvement is expected in the tropics, over the oceans and in polar areas, where the atmosphere is currently not well sampled on small scales. In addition, ADM-Aeolus will provide valuable profile information of aerosol and cloud layer optical properties. Further information about the mission is available HERE.

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The Organising Committee hereby cordially invites you to participate in the "ADM-Aeolus Science and Cal/Val Workshop".

The objective of the workshop is to bring scientists and Cal/Val Principle Investigators (PI) together at ESA to present and discuss the Aeolus mission and products, science applications and Calibration and Validation aspects. A motivation is to allow Cal/Val Principle Investigators to get familiar with the mission, and to meet and coordinate their efforts in contributing to the mission validation. The Workshop shall in that respect largely contribute to the detailing of the Cal/Val Implementation Plan. Furthermore, the scientific community are invited to present their plans for the use of the Aeolus data and to start getting familiar with the expected products and product quality.

Conference Themes

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Aeolus Mission (keynote presentations)
  • Aeolus L1 product and calibration
  • Aeolus wind products; processing, data quality, scientific and operational use
  • Aeolus aerosol and cloud products; processing, data quality, scientific and operational use
  • Cal/Val Introduction; Aeolus instrument, ground processing and scientific validation
  • Cal/Val Proposals
  • Cal/Val Implementation; Plenary discussion and planning
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Photos of the event are available here.
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The official language of this conference is English. The conference will be organised around: Oral and poster presentations selected by the Organising Committee Plenary discussions and round tables ADM-Aeolus Cal/Val rehearsal evaluation. Posters will be displayed during the entire duration of the workshop.


Follow this link to access the detailed programme.


Workshop Summary
Please click here to download the Workshop Summary (pdf).


Poster List
Please click here to download the poster list (pdf).
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Mid January 2015

Abstract Submission

10th October, 2014

Notification of Acceptance

1st December, 2014

Preliminary Programme

7th December, 2014

Final Programme

At the conference
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Abstract Book available here

Author instructions are available here

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Registration Deadline was Mid January 2015

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  Organisation committee Scientific Committee

B. Bojkov, ESA/ESRIN

C. Accadia, EUMETSAT


S. Casadio, SERCO

A. Benedetti, ECMWF



A. Dabas, Meteo France


T. Kanitz, RHEA

P. Flamant, IPSL


W. Lengert, ESA/ESRIN

M. Forsythe, MetOffice


D. Schuettemeyer, ESA/ESTEC

M. Hardesty, NOAA


A. G. Straume, ESA/ ESTEC

E. Källén, ECMWF


D. Schuettemeyer, ESA/ESTEC

R. Kakar, NASA


A. G. Straume, ESA/ESTEC

H. Körnich, SMHI

    S. Ishii, NICT
    O. Reitebuch, DLR
    L. P. Riishoigaard, WMO
    H. Schyberg,
    Ad Stoffelen, KNMI
    M. Vaughan, LOA
    D. Winker, NASA
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ESA Conference Bureau
Via Galileo Galilei
00044 Frascati (RM)

Phone: +39 06 94180 912
Fax:     +39 06 94180 902