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AMT | Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 521–536, 2020
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 521–536, 2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 Feb 2020

Research article | 07 Feb 2020

Wind sensing with drone-mounted wind lidars: proof of concept

Nikola Vasiljević et al.

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In this paper we present the preliminary results of the proof-of-concept (POC) stage of a...