Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 431–444, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-431-2017

Special issue: Pushing the limits: The eXperimental Planetary boundary layer...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 431–444, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-431-2017

Research article 06 Feb 2017

Research article | 06 Feb 2017

Vertical profiles of the 3-D wind velocity retrieved from multiple wind lidars performing triple range-height-indicator scans

Mithu Debnath et al.

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Triple RHI scans were performed with three simultaneous scanning Doppler wind lidars and assessed with lidar profiler and sonic anemometer data. This test is part of the XPIA experiment. The scan strategy consists in two lidars performing co-planar RHI scans, while a third lidar measures the transversal velocity component. The results show that horizontal velocity and wind direction are measured with good accuracy, while the vertical velocity is typically measured with a significant error.