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Lidar measurement of wind shear and turbulence and comparison with a predictive fine-mesh mesoscale model
Author(s): Stephen M. Hannon; Terry L. Clark
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Paper Abstract

Solid-state coherent Doppler lidar systems are rapidly emerging as useful tools for boundary layer wind profiling. These Doppler lidars provide sufficient temporal,s spatial and velocity resolution to serve as an adjunct sensor, providing both real-time hazard detection as well as large-area wind state data for input to predictive models. THis paper briefly reviews recent results produced with a mobile flashlamp-pumped 2.09 microns coherent lidar sensor for windshear detection and measurement and wind turbulence estimation at the site of the new Hong Kong airport. Wind state predictions based on a fine-mesh mesoscale model are compared with the lidar results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2737, Air Traffic Control Technologies II, (27 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241062
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Hannon, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Terry L. Clark, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2737:
Air Traffic Control Technologies II
Robert G. Otto; James Lenz; Russell Targ, Editor(s)

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