Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Research article
26 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 26 Mar 2021

Suitability of fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing for revealing mixing processes and higher-order moments at the forest–air interface

Olli Peltola, Karl Lapo, Ilkka Martinkauppi, Ewan O'Connor, Christoph K. Thomas, and Timo Vesala


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AR by Olli Peltola on behalf of the Authors (01 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Dec 2020) by Christof Ammann
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Jan 2021) by Christof Ammann
AR by Olli Peltola on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Feb 2021) by Christof Ammann
Short summary
We evaluated the suitability of fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS) for observing spatial (>25 cm) and temporal (>1 s) details of airflow within and above forests. The DTS measurements could discern up to third-order moments of the flow and observe spatial details of coherent flow motions. Similar measurements are not possible with more conventional measurement techniques. Hence, the DTS measurements will provide key insights into flows close to roughness elements, e.g. trees.