A New Airborne Doppler Lidar for Boundary Layer Research & LES-Based Simulation
1 Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
2 Insitute of Flight Guidance, Technical University Brunswick, Brunswick, Germany
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Published online: 7 July 2020
Airborne Doppler lidar measurements are a valuable tool in meteorological research. A new airborne Doppler lidar system has been developed jointly by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Technical University of Brunswick. The system is designed for use aboard a medium-range turboprop aircraft, thereby targeting meso-scale flow phenomena. In order to optimize system setup and retrieval strategy, as well as evaluate measurement quality under turbulent conditions, a first LES-based airborne Doppler lidar simulator has been developed. The results provide detailed insight into airborne Doppler lidar wind profiling characteristics.
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