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Research article
23 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 23 Jan 2017

Evaluation of single and multiple Doppler lidar techniques to measure complex flow during the XPIA field campaign

Aditya Choukulkar, W. Alan Brewer, Scott P. Sandberg, Ann Weickmann, Timothy A. Bonin, R. Michael Hardesty, Julie K. Lundquist, Ruben Delgado, G. Valerio Iungo, Ryan Ashton, Mithu Debnath, Laura Bianco, James M. Wilczak, Steven Oncley, and Daniel Wolfe

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Banta, R. M., Pichugina, Y. L., Brewer, W. A., Lundquist, J. K., Kelley, N. D., Sandberg, S. P., Alvarez II, R. J., Hardesty, R. M., and Weickmann, A. M.: 3D Volumetric Analysis of Wind Turbine Wake Properties in the Atmosphere Using High-Resolution Doppler Lidar, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 32, 904–914,, 2015.
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Bianco, L., Friedrich, K., Wilczak, J., Hazen, D., Wolfe, D., Delgado, R., Oncley, S., and Lundquist, J. K.: Assessing the accuracy of microwave radiometers and radio acoustic sounding systems for wind energy applications, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.,, in review, 2016.
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This paper discusses trade-offs among various wind measurement strategies using scanning Doppler lidars. It is found that the trade-off exists between being able to make highly precise point measurements versus covering large spatial extents. The highest measurement precision is achieved when multiple lidar systems make wind measurements at one point in space, while highest spatial coverage is achieved through using single lidar scanning measurements and using complex retrieval techniques.