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Validation of the new long range 1.5µm wind lidar WLS70 for atmospheric dynamics studies
Author(s): J. P. Cariou; M. Boquet; S. Lolli; R. Parmentier; L. Sauvage
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Paper Abstract

To fully understand atmospheric dynamics, climate studies, energy transfer, and weather prediction the wind field is one of the most important atmospheric state variables. Studies indicate that a global determination of the tropospheric wind field to an accuracy of 0.5 m/s is critical for improved numerical weather forecasting. LEOSPHERE recently developed a new generation long range compact, eye safe and transportable wind Lidar, named WLS70, capable to fully determine locally the wind field in real time in the planetary boundary layer (PBL). First results of the measurement campaign put in evidence both wind velocity vertical profiles and atmosphere structure derived from Lidar data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7479, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing V, 74790O (9 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830292
Show Author Affiliations
J. P. Cariou, LEOSPHERE (France)
M. Boquet, LEOSPHERE (France)
S. Lolli, LEOSPHERE (France)
R. Parmentier, LEOSPHERE (France)
L. Sauvage, LEOSPHERE (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7479:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing V
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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