Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Research article
30 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 30 Apr 2020

Cross-contamination effect on turbulence spectra from Doppler beam swinging wind lidar

Felix Kelberlau and Jakob Mann


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AR by Felix Kelberlau on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Feb 2020) by Julie Lundquist
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Mar 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Mar 2020) by Julie Lundquist
AR by Felix Kelberlau on behalf of the Authors (25 Mar 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (03 Apr 2020) by Julie Lundquist
ED: Publish as is (06 Apr 2020) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel (Chief editor)
AR by Felix Kelberlau on behalf of the Authors (06 Apr 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Wind speeds can be measured remotely from the ground with lidars. Their estimates are accurate for mean speeds, but turbulence leads to measurement errors. We predict these errors using computer-generated data and compare lidar measurements with data from a meteorological mast. The comparison shows that deviations depend on wind direction, measurement height, and wind conditions. Our method to reduce the measurement error is successful when the wind is aligned with one of the lidar beams.