Articles | Volume 8, issue 5
Research article
27 May 2015
Research article |  | 27 May 2015

Estimating reflectivity values from wind turbines for analyzing the potential impact on weather radar services

I. Angulo, O. Grande, D. Jenn, D. Guerra, and D. de la Vega

Related subject area

Subject: Others (Wind, Precipitation, Temperature, etc.) | Technique: Remote Sensing | Topic: Data Processing and Information Retrieval
Detection and localization of F-layer ionospheric irregularities with the back-propagation method along the radio occultation ray path
Vinícius Ludwig-Barbosa, Joel Rasch, Thomas Sievert, Anders Carlström, Mats I. Pettersson, Viet Thuy Vu, and Jacob Christensen
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 1849–1864,,, 2023
Short summary
Observations of anomalous propagation over waters near Sweden
Lars Norin
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 1789–1801,,, 2023
Short summary
Validation of Aeolus wind profiles using ground-based lidar and radiosonde observations at Réunion island and the Observatoire de Haute-Provence
Mathieu Ratynski, Sergey Khaykin, Alain Hauchecorne, Robin Wing, Jean-Pierre Cammas, Yann Hello, and Philippe Keckhut
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 997–1016,,, 2023
Short summary
Dual-frequency spectral radar retrieval of snowfall microphysics: a physics-driven deep-learning approach
Anne-Claire Billault-Roux, Gionata Ghiggi, Louis Jaffeux, Audrey Martini, Nicolas Viltard, and Alexis Berne
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 911–940,,, 2023
Short summary
High-resolution 3D winds derived from a modified WISSDOM synthesis scheme using multiple Doppler lidars and observations
Chia-Lun Tsai, Kwonil Kim, Yu-Chieng Liou, and GyuWon Lee
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 845–869,,, 2023
Short summary

Cited articles

Angulo, I., de La Vega, D., Rodríguez, O., Grande, O., Guerra, D., and Angueira, P.: Analysis of the Mast Contribution to the Scattering Pattern of Wind Turbines in the UHF Band, 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2011.
Angulo, I., Montalban, J., Canizo, J., Wu, Y., de la Vega, D., Guerra, D., Angueira, P., and Arrinda, A.: A measurement-based multipath channel model for signal propagation in presence of wind farms in the UHF band, IEEE T. Commun., 61, 4788–4798, 2013.
Angulo, I., de la Vega, D., Cascón, I., Cañizo, J., Wu, Y., Guerra, D., and Angueira, P.: Impact analysis of wind farms on telecommunication services. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 32, April 2014, Pages 84-99, ISSN 1364-0321, 2014.
Belmonte, A. and Fabregas, X.: Analysis of Wind Turbines Blockage on Doppler Weather Radar Beams, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 9, 670–673, 2010.
Gallardo-Hernando, B., Muñoz-Ferreras, J. M., Pérez-Martínez, F., and Aguado-Encabo, F.: Wind Turbine Clutter Observations and Theoretical Validation for Meteorological Radar Applications, Radar, Sonar & Navigation, IET, 5, 111–117, Feb. 2011.
Short summary
The World Meteorological Organization has expressed concern over the increasing number of impact cases of wind turbine farms on weather radars. This paper proposes a wind turbine clutter reflectivity model, which aims at being of great help in the evaluation of the potential impact of a certain wind farm on the weather radar operation. First the radar cross section (RCS) of wind turbines is characterized by means of computer simulations and then a simplified RCS model is proposed.