Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2945–2958, 2021

Special issue: Aeolus data and their application (AMT/ACP/WCD inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 2945–2958, 2021
Technical note
26 Feb 2021
Technical note | 26 Feb 2021

Technical note: First comparison of wind observations from ESA's satellite mission Aeolus and ground-based radar wind profiler network of China

Jianping Guo et al.

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Short summary
Vertical wind profiles are crucial to a wide range of atmospheric disciplines. Aeolus is the first satellite mission to directly observe wind profile information on a global scale. However, Aeolus wind products over China have thus far not been evaluated by in situ comparison. This work is expected to let the public and science community better know the Aeolus wind products and to encourage use of these valuable data in future research and applications.
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