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

@inproceedings{Mead1997AVR,
  title={A Volume-Imaging Radar Wind Profiler for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence Studies},
  author={James B. Mead and Geoffrey Hopcraft and Stephen J. Frasier and Brian D. Pollard and Christopher Cherry and Daniel H. Schaubert and Robert E. McIntosh},
  year={1997}
}
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 288 conical volume illuminated by the transmitter. Range gating provides 30-m spatial resolution in the vertical dimension. Each… CONTINUE READING
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