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Advanced airborne Doppler Wind Lidar signal processing for observations in complex terrain
Author(s): G. D. Emmitt; K. Godwin
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Paper Abstract

An airborne Doppler Wind Lidar has been used in several atmospheric boundary layer field experiments over the past decade. These experiments have taken place in California (Salinas Valley and the Monterey Peninsula), Arizona (Yuma Proving Grounds), and Utah (Dugway Proving Grounds). A primary objective of these field experiments was to compare model predicted winds in mountainous areas with wind observations obtained from the lidar measurements. To accomplish this, there is a basic challenge to determine when a comparison is valid in space and time. Here we have introduced the case for combining 12 pint step stare scans (conical) with near nadir stares to better represent the vertical air motions in complex terrain. We have also described a new scanning pattern that allows for LOS intersections for desired altitudes such as a ridge line or a valley floor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9246, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X, 924609 (20 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068226
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G. D. Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc. (United States)
K. Godwin, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9246:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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