Errors in second moments estimated from monostatic Doppler sodar winds. II. Application to field measurements

J. E. Gaynor, Leif Kristensen

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    Abstract

    For pt.I see ibid., vol.3, no.3, p.523-8 (1986). The authors use the theoretical results presented in part I to correct turbulence parameters derived from monostatic sodar wind measurements in an attempt to improve the statistical comparisons with the sonic anemometers on the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory tower. The approximate magnitude of the error due to spatial and temporal pulse volume separation is presented as a function of mean wind angle relative to the sodar configuration and for several antenna pulsing orders. Sodar-derived standard deviations of the lateral wind component, before and after the application of the spatial and temporal volume separation correction, are presented. The improvement appears to be significant. The effects of correcting for pulse volume averaging derived in part I are also discussed
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)529-534
    ISSN0739-0572
    Publication statusPublished - 1986

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