Articles | Volume 8, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3527–3536, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3527-2015

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3527–3536, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-3527-2015

Research article 31 Aug 2015

Research article | 31 Aug 2015

Combined vertical-velocity observations with Doppler lidar, cloud radar and wind profiler

J. Bühl1, R. Leinweber2, U. Görsdorf2, M. Radenz1, A. Ansmann1, and V. Lehmann2 J. Bühl et al.
  • 1Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
  • 2Deutscher Wetterdienst, Meteorologisches Observatorium Lindenberg (MOL), Am Observatorium 12, 15848 Tauche, Germany

Abstract. Case studies of combined vertical-velocity measurements of Doppler lidar, cloud radar and wind profiler are presented. The measurements were taken at the Meteorological Observatory, Lindenberg, Germany. Synergistic products are presented that are derived from the vertical-velocity measurements of the three instruments: a comprehensive classification mask of vertically moving atmospheric targets and the terminal fall velocity of water droplets and ice crystals corrected for vertical air motion. It is shown that this combination of instruments can up-value the measurement values of each single instrument and may allow the simultaneous sensing of atmospheric targets and the motion of clear air.

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Case studies of combined vertical-velocity measurements of Doppler lidar, cloud radar and wind profiler are presented. The measurements were taken at the Meteorological Observatory, Lindenberg, Germany. Synergistic products are presented that are derived from the vertical-velocity measurements of the three instruments: a comprehensive classification mask of vertically moving atmospheric targets and the terminal fall velocity of water droplets and ice crystals corrected for vertical air motion.