Full Name Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Lidars Geometry Side-looking
Instrument Technology Doppler lidar Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Global wind profiles (single line-of-sight) for an improved weather prediction.
Resolution Summary One wind profile every 200 km along track, averaged over 50 km
Swath Summary Along line 285 km parallel to satellite ground track
Accuracy Summary Wind speed error below 2 m/s
Waveband Summary UV: 355 nm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile)
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (vertical)
Cloud particle properties and profileCloud optical depth
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud top height
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Aerosols properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Aeolus - Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (Earth Explorer Core Mission) (2018 - 2023)