Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Research article
20 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 20 Sep 2022

Quantification of motion-induced measurement error on floating lidar systems

Felix Kelberlau and Jakob Mann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-138', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Felix Kelberlau, 02 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-138', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Felix Kelberlau, 02 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Felix Kelberlau on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Sep 2022) by Robin Wing
Short summary
Floating lidar systems are used for measuring wind speeds offshore, and their motion influences the measurements. This study describes the motion-induced bias on mean wind speed estimates by simulating the lidar sampling pattern of a moving lidar. An analytic model is used to validate the simulations. The bias is low and depends on amplitude and frequency of motion as well as on wind shear. It has been estimated for the example of the Fugro SEAWATCH wind lidar buoy carrying a ZX 300M lidar.