EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 176, 2018The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Lidar applications in Weather/Meteorology, air quality and climate-global change|
|Published online||13 April 2018|
ESA’s spaceborne lidar mission ADM-Aeolus; project status and preparations for launch
European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), PO Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, Netherlands
2 European Space Agency (ESA/ESRIN), Casella Postale 64, 00044 Frascati (Roma), Italy
3 Airbus Defense and Space, 5 rue des Satellites, 31030 Toulouse, France
4 Airbus Defense Defense and Space, Gunnels Wood Road Stevenage, SG1 2AS, United Kingdom
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Published online: 13 April 2018
ESA’s Doppler Wind lidar mission, the Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (ADM-Aeolus, hereafter abbreviated to Aeolus), was chosen as an Earth Explorer Core mission within the Living Planet Programme in 1999. It shall demonstrate the potential of space-based Doppler Wind lidars for operational measurements of wind profiles and their use in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and climate research. Spin-off products are profiles of cloud and aerosol optical properties. Aeolus carries the novel Doppler Wind lidar instrument ALADIN. The mission prime is Airbus Defence & Space UK (ADS-UK), and the instrument prime is Airbus Defence & Space France (ADS-F).
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