Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-6507-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-6507-2022
Research article
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11 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2022

Complementarity of wind measurements from co-located X-band weather radar and Doppler lidar

Jenna Ritvanen, Ewan O'Connor, Dmitri Moisseev, Raisa Lehtinen, Jani Tyynelä, and Ludovic Thobois

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Doppler lidars and weather radars provide accurate wind measurements, with Doppler lidar usually performing better in dry weather conditions and weather radar performing better when there is precipitation. Operating both instruments together should therefore improve the overall performance. We investigate how well a co-located Doppler lidar and X-band radar perform with respect to various weather conditions, including changes in horizontal visibility, cloud altitude, and precipitation.