NASA Aeolus Calibration/Validation Test Flight Campaign

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The Campaign

The NASA Aeolus Calibration/Validation Test Flight Campaign (Aeolus Cal/Val) was a campaign geared towards validating measurements taken by the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Atmospheric Dynamics Mission-Aeolus (ADM-Aeolus) satellite. The campaign began on April 17, 2019, and so far has had one deployment over the eastern Pacific Ocean, which concluded on April 30, 2019. NASA’s DC-8 aircraft was used to conduct underflights of the Aeolus satellite in an effort to compare vertical profiles of aerosols and wind profiles derived from the satellite and those derived from NASA’s Doppler Aerosol WiNd (DAWN) lidar and High Altitude Lidar Observatory (HALO) onboard the DC-8. An additional deployment was scheduled for the summer of 2020 with similar objectives, but it is unclear whether COVID restrictions postponed that deployment indefinitely or cancelled it altogether.

Aeolus CalVal, Aeolus

2019-04-17 — 2019-04-30


Eastern Pacific Ocean

boreal spring


N: 52°N

S: 5°N

W: 159°W

E: 113°W

Additional Notes

An additional deployment was scheduled to take place during the summer of 2020, but it is not clear whether COVID resulted in postponing to a later date or cancellation.

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WIND
WIND PROFILES
WATER VAPOR
WATER VAPOR PROFILES
AEROSOLS
  AEROSOL PROFILES
SATELLITE VALIDATION
TRACE GASES
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  • Aeolus Cal/Val_dep_2019

    1 CDCPs

    coastal geography, maritime geography

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ESA, NASA

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Kris Bedka

J. von Bismark

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ESA

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