Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3609–3620, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3609–3620, 2020

Research article 07 Jul 2020

Research article | 07 Jul 2020

Three-dimensional wind profiles using a stabilized shipborne cloud radar in wind profiler mode

Alain Protat and Ian McRobert


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AR by Alain Protat on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Apr 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Apr 2020)
RR by Gerald Mace (03 May 2020)
ED: Publish as is (16 May 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
Short summary
Three-dimensional (3D) wind motions play a major role in driving the life cycle of clouds. In this pilot study we have developed a technique to measure the 3D winds in clouds, using a shipborne Doppler cloud radar on a stabilized platform. The stabilized platform is driven to point in a series of predefined directions to collect the required measurements. Comparisons with radiosondes demonstrate that accurate 1 min resolution 3D wind motions can be obtained from this instrumental setup.