Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Research article
22 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 22 Mar 2021

A 2-year intercomparison of continuous-wave focusing wind lidar and tall mast wind measurements at Cabauw

Steven Knoop, Fred C. Bosveld, Marijn J. de Haij, and Arnoud Apituley

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Short summary
Doppler wind lidars are laser-based remote sensing instruments that measure the wind up to a few hundred metres or even a few kilometres. Their data can improve weather models and help forecasters. To investigate their accuracy and required meteorological conditions, we have carried out a 2-year measurement campaign of a wind lidar at our Cabauw test site and made a comparison with cup anemometers and wind vanes at several levels in a 213 m tall meteorological mast.