Articles | Volume 9, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1993–2013, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1993-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1993–2013, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1993-2016

Research article 03 May 2016

Research article | 03 May 2016

Evaluation of three lidar scanning strategies for turbulence measurements

Jennifer F. Newman et al.

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Remote sensing devices known as lidars are often used to take measurements at potential wind farm sites. These instruments are however not optimized for measuring turbulence, small-scale changes in wind speed. In this manuscript, the impact of lidar configurations and atmospheric conditions on turbulence accuracy is explored. A new method was developed to correct lidar turbulence measurements and is described in detail such that other lidar users can apply it to their own instruments.