Aeolus Science Conference 2023

22–26 May 2023 | Rodos Palace Hotel | Rhodes Island, Greece


Please find below the draft agenda of the workshop. Time-slots are indicated in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Aeolus Science Conference 2023
Sunday, 21 May 2023
16:30-19:00Registration opens
Monday, 22 May 2023
10:40-11:00Coffee Break
11:20-12:40Mission Status and Product Evolution #1

Aeolus: ESA’s wind mission. Status and future challenges
Tommaso Parrinello, ESA

Aeolus Mission Operations: the mission in commission until decommission.
Viet Duc Tran, ESA

The Aeolus Payload Data Ground Segment: a challenging journey from launch to re-entry preparation
Massimo Romanazzo, ESA

Four and a Half Years In-Orbit Performance of the ALADIN Instrument on Aeolus
Trismono Candra, ESA

Aladin Laser more than 4 years in Space
Valeria De Sanctis,  Leonardo S.p.A.
1240-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:20Mission Status and Product Evolution #2

AEOLUS ALADIN Performance status after almost 5 years of operation
Mickaël Olivier, Airbus Defence & Space

Contributions from the DISC in 2022-2023 to accomplish the Aeolus mission objectives
Oliver Reitebuch, DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics

ALADIN Instrument Monitoring and Investigation of Signal Anomalies
Oliver Lux, German Aerospace Center

Aeolus Rayleigh-cloudy winds
Gert-Jan Marseille, KNMI
15:20-15:40Discussion time
15:40-19:00Ice Breaker and Poster session
Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Wednesday, 24 May 2023
9:00-10:40Science Exploration #1

Ocean Color through AEOLUS measurements: results from the COLOR project
Davide Dionisi, Italian National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR - ISMAR)

Can AEOLUS estimate ocean color parameters? The Aeolus+ Innovation AEOLUS Ocean Colour (AOC) project
Cédric Jamet, LOG/ULCO

Extracting useful information from Lidar Surface Returns of Aeolus: lessons and challenges over water and land
Lev Labzovskii, Knmi

Aeolus Aerosol Assimilation in the DISC: project status and latest developments
William McLean, ECMWF

Comparison of Aeolus aerosol products derived using modified ATLID algorithms with Calipso L2 aerosol product 
Ping Wang, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
10:40-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:40Science Exploration #2

The Vorticized Volcanic Plume – an unusual stratospheric phenomenon revealed by Aeolus wind profiling
Sergey Khaykin, LATMOS/CNRS

Variation of Gravity Wave Activity in the Tropical UTLS: A New Perspective from Aeolus Observations
Mathieu Ratynski, Latmos

The QBO and tropical waves in Aeolus wind observations, radiosonde data, and reanalyses
Isabell Krisch, DLR, Institute of Atmospheric Physics

Winds and Waves in the Tropical UTLS: the 2019/20 Quasi-Biennial Oscillation disruption as observed by Aeolus
Corwin Wright, University Of Bath

Update on Aeolus usage at the Met Office
Mary Forsythe, Met Office
12:40-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:40Numerical weather and climate prediction #1

A Consolidated Assessment of the Impact of Aeolus Winds in Numerical Weather Prediction at ECMWF
Michael Rennie, ECMWF

Enhancement and Synergy of Impact of Aeolus and AMV winds on NOAA Global Forecast: Recent OSE Studies
Hui Liu, Noaa/nesdis/star

Investigation of links between dynamical scenarios and particularly high impact of Aeolus on NWP forecasts
Martin Weissmann, University of Vienna

The impact of Aeolus wind observations on the predictability of tropical cyclones
Giovanna De Chiara, ECMWF

Impact of Aeolus wind data assimilation on the JMA’s global data assimilation system
Izumi Okabe, MRI / Japan Meteorological Agency

Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) with 3D Winds from Space under NOAA’s Quantitative Observing System Assessment Program (QOSAP)
Lidia Cucurull, NOAA
15:40-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:40Numerical weather and climate prediction #2 

Improvement Quantification of Tropical Dynamical Processes by the Aeolus Wind Profiles
Nedjeljka Žagar, University Of Hamburg

Impact of Aeolus observations in a regional NWP model during strong wind events
Susanna Hagelin, SMHI

Assimilation of Aeolus HLOS product in regional scale NWP
Stephen Tjemkes, Verisk Analytics Gmbh

The impact of Aeolus on volcanic ash quantitative dispersion modeling by applying inversion techniques on volcanic emissions
Anna Kampouri, IAASARS, National Observatory of Athens

Advancing WRF-Chem regional simulations via Aeolus wind assimilation in the framework of the JATAC campaign
Eleni Drakaki, National Observatory of Athens

Assilimilation of Aeoulus Wind in an Operational Global NWP System in India: Two Years Experience
Sumit Kumar, National Centre For Medium Range Weather Forecasting

Community Dinner
Thursday, 25th May 2023
09:00-10:40Validation and calval campaigns #1

Overview of NASA’s Convective Processes Experiment – Cabo Verde (CPEX-CV) in the East Atlantic in September 2022 and Collaboration with the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC)
Ed Nowottnick, Nasa Gsfc

DLR Airborne Campaigns and Results
Christian Lemmerz, DLR

ASKOS Campaign 2021/2022: Overview of measurements and applications
Eleni Marinou, National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Athens, Greece

The performance of Aeolus L2A products during JATAC and beyond – validation with ground-based lidar observations in dusty conditions
Holger Baars, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)

Aeolus L2A products validation using eVe lidar measurements from the ASKOS/JATAC campaign
Peristera Paschou, National Observatory Of Athens
10:40-11:00Coffee Break
Validation and calval campaigns #2

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign
Franco Marenco, The Cyprus Institute

Profiling Saharan Airborne Dust with UAV-based in-situ Instrumentation during the ASKOS Experiment in Cape Verde
Franco Marenco, The Cyprus Institute

In-situ airborne measurements over Cape Verde during JATAC/CAVA-AW 2021/2022 campaigns -  Aeolus Cal/Val focusing on aerosol extinction coefficient
Jesús Yus Díez, University Of Nova Gorica, Ajdovščina, Slovenija

Validation of Aeolus wind products over the tropical Atlantic using radiosondes
Maurus Borne, Kit

Validation of Aeolus wind profiles using observations from the research vessel Maria S. Merian in Nov-Dec 2022 and Jan-Feb 2023 over the Atlantic Ocean
Sebastian Bley, TROPOS
12:40-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:40Validation and calval campaigns #3

Aeolus L2B products validation with ground-based CDLs net over China and products application on aerosol observation
Kangwen Sun, Ocean University Of China

Intercomparison of aerosol backscatter and extinction retrievals between AEOLUS, CALIPSO and ground-based Lidar measurements
Rui Song, University Of Oxford

Comparison of the AEOLUS L2A products with ground-based lidar data from EARLINET in the period 2019 - 2022
Nikolaos Siomos, Ludwig Maximilian University Of Munich

Aeolus L2A Aerosol Product: latest improvements using elevated aerosol layers
Dimitri Trapon, TROPOS

A Novel Archive for the Intercomparison of Winds from Multiple Observing Platforms Provides for Aeolus Evaluation
15:40-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:40Synergy with other mission & Aeolus re-entry

ATLID Algorithms applied to ALADIN: Overview and current status
David Donovan, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

Aeolus EarthCare Synergies
Jonas Von Bismarck, ESA

Achieving consistency in global cloud dataset retrieved from ALADIN/Aeolus and CALIOP/CALIPSO spaceborne lidars
Artem Feofilov, Sorbonne University / LMD

Aeolus re-entry from space: an innovative approach
Tommaso Parrinello, ESA
17:40-19:00Poster Session
Friday, 26 May 2023
09:00-10:20Towards next DWL missions

Status of Aeolus-2 Pre-development Activities
Massimiliano Porciani, ESA

EPS-AEOLUS, Status of the EUMETSAT Doppler Wind Lidar Programme
Thomas Flament, Eumetsat

Bracketing EPS-Aeolus impact expectations
Ad Stoffelen, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

Upgrading Aeolus aerosol observational capabilities towards improving air quality and NWP models (ADD-CROSS)
Antonis Gkikas, National Observatory of Athens (NOA)
10:20-10:40Discussion time
10:40-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:40Wrap-up and Conclusions
12:40Lunch Break