Session 14B New observations and impacts of global wind profiles from ESA's Aeolus Doppler wind lidar mission:  informing next generation weather architectures

Thursday, 16 January 2020: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
255 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
Host: 16th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems
Sara Tucker, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, Boulder, CO and Kevin Garrett, STAR, College Park, MD

The European Space Agency launched the first space-based Doppler wind lidar (DWL) into space in August 2018.  The mission is progressing to produce global wind profiles and corresponding aerosol data products.  The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is already demonstrating impacts of the preliminary Aeolus wind profiles.  Meanwhile the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Satellite Observing System Architecture (NSOSA) Study includes a potential DWL as part of its future architecture. This session seeks papers related to a) application of this new generation Aeolus satellite observations to numerical weather prediction and process studies, b) building on the Aeolus DWL experience for a follow-on wind lidar mission, and c) objectives and roadmaps for a DWL in the next generation U.S. weather satellite architecture.

3:30 PM
Comparison of DAWN, Dropsonde and Aeolus Wind Observations During the April 2019 NASA Aeolus Cal/Val Test Flight Campaign
Steven Greco, Simpson Weather Associates, Charlottesville, VA; and G. D. Emmitt, S. A. Wood, K. M. Bedka, and S. Rodier

3:45 PM
Error Characterization of Atmospheric Motion Vectors through Intercomparison with ADM-Aeolus, NWP, and In-situ Observations
Katherine E. Lukens, U. Maryland/ESSIC/CISESS and NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and K. Ide, K. Garrett, H. Liu, R. C. Smith, R. N. Hoffman, and T. Reale

4:00 PM
Initial Impact Assessment of ADM-Aeolus Wind Observations on NCEP Global Analysis and Forecast
hui liu, University of Maryland/CISESS and NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, College Park, MD; and K. Ide, K. Garrett, R. N. Hoffman, W. McCarty, A. Kliewer, T. C. Wu, H. Cronk, K. Apodaca, J. Dunion, L. Bucci, and L. Cucurull

4:15 PM
How the OAWL approach builds on the CALIPSO and Aeolus missions to address next generation weather architecture objectives
Sara C. Tucker, Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO; and C. Springer, B. Walters, and J. Applegate

4:30 PM

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