A Volume-Imaging Radar Wind Profiler for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence Studies

  title={A Volume-Imaging Radar Wind Profiler for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence Studies},
  author={J. Mead and G. Hopcraft and S. Frasier and B. Pollard and C. Cherry and D. Schaubert and R. McIntosh},
  journal={Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology},
  • J. Mead, G. Hopcraft, +4 authors R. McIntosh
  • Published 1998
  • Physics
  • Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
  • Abstract This paper describes the turbulent eddy profiler (TEP), a volume-imaging, UHF radar wind profiler designed for clear-air measurements in the atmospheric boundary layer on scales comparable to grid cell sizes of large eddy simulation models. TEP employs a large array of antennas—each feeding an independent receiver—to simultaneously generate multiple beams within a 28° conical volume illuminated by the transmitter. Range gating provides 30-m spatial resolution in the vertical dimension… CONTINUE READING

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