Perdigão 2015: Methodology for atmospheric multi-Doppler lidar experiments

Nikola Vasiljevia, José M.L.M. Palma, Nikolas Angelou, José Carlos Matos, Robert Menke, Guillaume Lea, Jakob Mann, Michael Courtney, Luis Frölen Ribeiro, Vitor M.M.G.C. Gomes

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Abstract

The long-range and short-range WindScanner systems (LRWS and SRWS), multi-Doppler lidar instruments, when combined together can map the turbulent flow around a wind turbine and at the same time measure mean flow conditions over an entire region such as a wind farm. As the WindScanner technology is novel, performing field campaigns with the WindScanner systems requires a methodology that will maximize the benefits of conducting WindScanner-based experiments. Such a methodology, made up of 10 steps, is presented and discussed through its application in a pilot experiment that took place in a complex and forested site in Portugal, where for the first time the two WindScanner systems operated simultaneously. Overall, this resulted in a detailed site selection criteria, a well-thought-out experiment layout, novel flow mapping methods and high-quality flow observations, all of which are presented in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAtmospheric Measurement Techniques
Volume10
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)3463-3483
ISSN1867-1381
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Atmospheric Science

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