Single flight unit of the Aeolus programme.
Main mission: clear-air single line-of-sight wind profiling, profiling in optically thin clouds and aerosol layers and winds from top of optically thick clouds.
Substantial contribution to aerosol and cloud observations through provision of atmospheric backscatter and extinction coefficient profiles at 355 nm. No instrument capability to distinguish optically thin cloud and aerosol layers.
Mass at launch
Data access link
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Data access information
NRT horizontally projected line-of-sight wind profiles (L2B product) and atmospheric optical properties (L2A product), available to Met Services and Scientific Community from ESA.
NRT L2B data in BUFR format will be broadcasted by ECMWF via EUMETSAT on EUMETCAST and GTS
Offline data (reprocessed data, L2C product, calibration and auxiliary files etc.) available from ESA via the same data access link as noted above.
Details on Status
22 Aug 2018
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blue tag : future
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