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Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

10 January 2020

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ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is now using them in their forecasts.

The decision to include new measurements in weather forecasts is never taken lightly; it takes a lot of work to understand the data properly and ensure that they are of good quality.

Source: ESA

Image credit: ESA/ATG medialab - Aeolus - Understanding Earth's winds

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