Articles | Volume 15, issue 15
Research article
15 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 15 Aug 2022

Behavior and mechanisms of Doppler wind lidar error in varying stability regimes

Rachel Robey and Julie K. Lundquist

Data sets

Supporting virtual lidar and LES files for "Behavior and Mechanisms of Lidar Error in Varying Stability Regimes" R. Robey and J. K. Lundquist

Model code and software

Virtual Lidar Python R. Robey

Short summary
Our work investigates the behavior of errors in remote-sensing wind lidar measurements due to turbulence. Using a virtual instrument, we measured winds in simulated atmospheric flows and decomposed the resulting error. Dominant error mechanisms, particularly vertical velocity variations and interactions with shear, were identified in ensemble data over three test cases. By analyzing the underlying mechanisms, the response of the error behavior to further varying flow conditions may be projected.