Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Research article
09 May 2022
Research article |  | 09 May 2022

Scan strategies for wind profiling with Doppler lidar – an large-eddy simulation (LES)-based evaluation

Charlotte Rahlves, Frank Beyrich, and Siegfried Raasch


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-417', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Charlotte Rahlves, 14 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-417', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Charlotte Rahlves, 14 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Charlotte Rahlves on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Feb 2022) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Mar 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Mar 2022) by Ad Stoffelen
AR by Charlotte Rahlves on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Lidars can measure the wind profile in the lower part of the atmosphere, provided that the wind field is horizontally uniform and does not change during the time of the measurement. These requirements are mostly not fulfilled in reality, and the lidar wind measurement will thus hold a certain error. We investigate different strategies for lidar wind profiling using a lidar simulator implemented in a numerical simulation of the wind field. Our findings can help to improve wind measurements.