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Research article
13 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 13 Mar 2017

Turbulence characterization from a forward-looking nacelle lidar

Alfredo Peña, Jakob Mann, and Nikolay Dimitrov

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Short summary
Nacelle lidars are nowadays extensively used to scan the turbine inflow. Thus, it is important to characterize turbulence from their measurements. We present two methods to perform turbulence estimation and demonstrate them using two types of lidars. With one method we can estimate the along-wind unfiltered variance accurately. With the other we can estimate the filtered radial velocity variance accurately and velocity-tensor parameters under neutral and high wind-speed conditions.
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