The mission objective of ADM-Aeolus is to provide global observations of wind profiles with a vertical
resolution satisfying requirements of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Accurate wind
profiles will eliminate a major deficiency in the Global Observing System (GOS). The Aeolus mission
will demonstrate the impact of these data on operational weather forecasting and on climate research [R2]. It could be considered a prototype for future operational wind satellites.
The objective of the ADM-Aeolus study "Vertical Aeolus Measurement Positioning" (VAMP) is to
consider the atmospheric dynamical and optical characteristics and their interaction with the ADM-Aeolus measurement system to determine the quantity and quality of Aeolus winds. In addition the added value of Aeolus winds for numerical weather prediction (NWP) is quantified in a statistical sense through an assessment of the data assimilation analysis equations and by assimilating simulated Aeolus winds in the operational ECMWF system.
GJ Marseille, A Stoffelen, J de Kloe, K Houchi, H Schyberg, H Kornich. VAMP - Vertical Aeolus Measurement Positioning