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AMT | Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 191–203, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-191-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 191–203, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-191-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 16 Jan 2020

Research article | 16 Jan 2020

Using computational fluid dynamics and field experiments to improve vehicle-based wind measurements for environmental monitoring

Tara Hanlon and David Risk

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Tara Hanlon on behalf of the Authors (07 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Jun 2019) by Ad Stoffelen
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jun 2019) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Jul 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (26 Jul 2019)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Jul 2019) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Tara Hanlon on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Oct 2019) by Ad Stoffelen
ED: Publish as is (18 Oct 2019) by Ad Stoffelen

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AA by Tara Hanlon on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2019)   Author's adjustment  
EA: Adjustments approved (03 Jan 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
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In this study, we aimed to improve accuracy of wind speed and direction measurements from an anemometer mounted atop a research vehicle. Controlled field tests and computer simulations showed that the vehicle shape biases airflow above the vehicle. The results indicate that placing an anemometer at a significant height (> 1 m) above the vehicle, and calibrating anemometer measurements for vehicle shape and wind angle, can be effective in reducing bias in measurements of wind speed and direction.
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