Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3801–3814, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3801-2018

Special issue: Flow in complex terrain: the Perdigão campaigns (WES/ACP/AMT...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3801–3814, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-3801-2018

Research article 28 Jun 2018

Research article | 28 Jun 2018

Wind turbine wake measurements with automatically adjusting scanning trajectories in a multi-Doppler lidar setup

Norman Wildmann et al.

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Short summary
Wind turbines extract energy from the flow which manifests in a region of lower wind speeds and increased turbulence downstream of the rotor, the so-called wake. Understanding the characteristics of the wake is a key challenge for wind-energy research. A new strategy for measuring the wind in the wake with three synchronized lidar instruments is presented. The measurement points are automatically adapted to the prevailing wind direction to achieve continuous monitoring of wake properties.