Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 969–983, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-969-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 969–983, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-969-2020

Research article 02 Mar 2020

Research article | 02 Mar 2020

Comparison of turbulence measurements by a CSAT3B sonic anemometer and a high-resolution bistatic Doppler lidar

Matthias Mauder et al.

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Sonic anemometers are prone to probe-induced flow distortion effects. Here, we present the results of an intercomparison experiment between a CSAT3B sonic anemometer and a high-resolution bistatic Doppler lidar, which is inherently free of flow distortion. Our results show an agreement of the mean wind velocity measurements and the standard deviations of the vertical wind speed with comparabilities of 0.082 and 0.020 m s−1, respectively. Friction velocity is underestimated by the CSAT3B by 3 %.