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Aeolus ALADIN Level 2B wind products available soon

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Aeolus ALADIN Level 2B wind products available on EUMETCast and the GTS from 19 May 2020.

Last Updated

23 September 2021

Published on

14 May 2020

ALADIN (Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument) on Aeolus is the first wind lidar in space. It is designed to probe the lowermost 30 km of the atmosphere to provide profiles of wind, aerosols and clouds along the satellite orbital path. The Level 2B product consists of pressure and temperature corrected Horizontal Line-Of-Sight (HLOS) wind profiles generated by ECMWF.

For more information, see ESA Aeolus Sensor and Product Description.

The products will be distributed on EUMETCast as follows:

EUMETCast Europe, High Volume Service Transponder 1

Channel: E1H-TPL-1
Multicast address: 224.223.223.2
PID: 601

EUMETCast Terrestrial

Channel: T01-TPL-1
Multicast address: 232.223.222.16

Example filename: W_XX-ECMWF-Reading,SOUNDING+SATELLITE,ADM+ALADIN_C_ECMF_20200429085711_0001.bin

The products will also be distributed on the GTS, with bulletin header: INDX01 ECMF.

Users wishing to receive these products should register for ‘Aeolus Level 2 Products’ via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.