Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6401–6423, 2019

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6401–6423, 2019

Research article 05 Dec 2019

Research article | 05 Dec 2019

Estimation of turbulence dissipation rate from Doppler wind lidars and in situ instrumentation for the Perdigão 2017 campaign

Norman Wildmann et al.

Data sets

NCAR/EOL Quality Controlled Radiosonde Data UCAR/NCAR, E. O. L.

NCAR/EOL Quality Controlled High-rate ISFS surface flux data, geographic coordinate, tilt corrected UCAR/NCAR, E. O. L.

CLAMPS Scanning Doppler Lidar Data P. Klein and T. Bell

Short summary
Turbulence is the variation of wind velocity on short timescales. In this study we introduce a new method to measure turbulence in a two-dimensionial plane with lidar instruments. The method allows for the detection and quantification of subareas of distinct turbulence conditions in the observed plane. We compare the results to point and profile measurements with more established instruments. It is shown that turbulence below low-level jets and in wind turbine wakes can be investigated this way.