Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3541–3560, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3541–3560, 2021

Research article 18 May 2021

Research article | 18 May 2021

Insights into wind turbine reflectivity and radar cross-section (RCS) and their variability using X-band weather radar observations

Martin Lainer et al.


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Short summary
We show results from two unique measurement campaigns aimed at better understanding effects of large wind turbines on radar returns by deploying a mobile X-band weather radar system in the proximity of a small wind park. Measurements were taken in 24/7 operation with dedicated scan strategies to retrieve the variability and most extreme values of reflectivity and radar cross-section of the wind turbines. The findings are useful for wind turbine interference mitigation measures in radar systems.