Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Research article
19 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 19 Oct 2018

Analysis of the performance of a ship-borne scanning wind lidar in the Arctic and Antarctic

Rolf Zentek, Svenja H. E. Kohnemann, and Günther Heinemann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Rolf Zentek on behalf of the Authors (28 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Sep 2018) by Ulla Wandinger

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Rolf Zentek on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2018)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (18 Oct 2018) by Ulla Wandinger
Short summary
The performance of the lidar measurements in comparison with radio soundings generally shows small RMSD (bias) for wind speed of around 1 m s−1 (0.1 m s−1) and for a wind direction of around 10° (1°). The post-processing of the non-motion-stabilized data shows comparably high quality to studies with motion stabilized systems. Ship-based doppler lidar measurements can contribute to filling the data gap over oceans, particularly in polar regions.