Aeolus L2 Activities at KNMI
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), PO Box 201, 3730 AE de Bilt, the Netherlands
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Published online: 7 July 2020
KNMI has had a long involvement with the recently launched Aeolus mission. Aeolus is an ESA Earth-Explorer mission and embarks the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN). ALADIN is the first space-borne Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) and was successfully launched in late August 2018. KNMI has had a long association with this mission and is sharing the software development of the L2B processor used to generate L2B wind products at ECMWF, develops related scene classification algorithms and performs calibration/validation activities. In addition, KNMI conducts more fundamental work for improving the retrieval of atmosphere optical properties, taking into account multiple scattering effects.
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