Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 889–903, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 889–903, 2021

Research article 05 Feb 2021

Research article | 05 Feb 2021

Flywheel calibration of a continuous-wave coherent Doppler wind lidar

Anders Tegtmeier Pedersen and Michael Courtney


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AR by A. T. Pedersen on behalf of the Authors (11 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Nov 2020) by Gerd Baumgarten
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish as is (30 Nov 2020) by Gerd Baumgarten
Short summary
This paper suggests and describes a method for calibrating wind lidars using a rotating flywheel. An uncertainty analysis shows that a standard uncertainty of 0.1 % can be achieved, with the main contributor being the width of the laser beam which is in agreement with experimental results. The method can potentially lower the calibration uncertainty of wind lidars, which today is often based on cup anemometers, and thus lead to better wind assessments and perhaps more widespread use.