Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1357–1371, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1357-2020

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1357–1371, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1357-2020

Research article 24 Mar 2020

Research article | 24 Mar 2020

Analysis of flow in complex terrain using multi-Doppler lidar retrievals

Tyler M. Bell et al.

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AR by Tyler Bell on behalf of the Authors (27 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (16 Sep 2019) by Jose Laginha Palma
AR by Tyler Bell on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Jan 2020) by Jose Laginha Palma
AR by Tyler Bell on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Feb 2020) by Jose Laginha Palma
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Short summary
This study investigates the utility of using multi-Doppler retrievals during the Perdigão 2017 campaign. By combining scans from the multitude of Doppler lidars, it was possible to derive virtual towers that greatly extend the range of traditional in situ meteorological towers. Uncertainties from the measurements are analyzed and discussed. Despite multiple sources of error, it was found that the virtual towers are useful for analyzing the complex flows observed during the campaign.