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

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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.