Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1501–1516, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1501-2020

Special issue: Aeolus data and their application (AMT/ACP/WCD inter-journal...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1501–1516, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1501-2020

Research article 31 Mar 2020

Research article | 31 Mar 2020

Doppler lidar at Observatoire de Haute-Provence for wind profiling up to 75 km altitude: performance evaluation and observations

Sergey M. Khaykin et al.

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The article presents a powerful atmospheric instrument based on a laser radar (lidar), capable of measuring horizontal wind velocity at a wide range of altitudes. In this study, we evaluate the performance of the wind lidar at Observatoire de Haute-Provence and demonstrate the application of its measurements for studies of atmospheric dynamical processes. Finally, we present an example of early validation of the ESA Aeolus space-borne wind lidar using its ground-based predecessor.