Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4993–5007, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4993-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4993–5007, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4993-2015

Research article 30 Nov 2015

Research article | 30 Nov 2015

Measurement of wind profiles by motion-stabilised ship-borne Doppler lidar

P. Achtert et al.

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Doppler lidar wind measurements were obtained during a 3-month Arctic cruise in summer 2014. Ship-motion effects were compensated by combining a commercial Doppler lidar with a custom-made motion-stabilisation platform. This enables the retrieval of wind profiles in the Arctic boundary layer with uncertainties comparable to land-based lidar measurements and standard radiosondes. The presented set-up has the potential to facilitate continuous ship-based wind profile measurements over the oceans.