Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1303–1318, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1303–1318, 2021

Research article 18 Feb 2021

Research article | 18 Feb 2021

Towards accurate and practical drone-based wind measurements with an ultrasonic anemometer

William Thielicke et al.


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Short summary
We developed a wind-measuring drone with exceptional measuring accuracy and a very long flight time. Measurements are extensively validated at different levels. A comparison with a bistatic lidar reveals very small bias and RMSEs. We also present a demonstration measurement in the wake of a wind turbine. We think that our solution is a significant enhancement to existing designs, and other researchers can benefit from the details that we are giving in the paper.