Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Research article
25 Aug 2020
Research article |  | 25 Aug 2020

Characteristics and performance of wind profiles as observed by the radar wind profiler network of China

Boming Liu, Jianping Guo, Wei Gong, Lijuan Shi, Yong Zhang, and Yingying Ma

Data sets

ERA5 hourly data on pressure levels from 1979 to present ECWMF

Short summary
Vertical wind profiles are crucial to a wide range of atmospheric disciplines. However, the wind profile across China remains poorly understood. Here we reveal the salient features of winds from the radar wind profile of China, including the main instruments, spatial coverage and sampling frequency. This work is expected to allow the public and scientific community to be more familiar with the nationwide network and encourage the use of these valuable data in future research and applications.