Horizontal wind measurements using the HARLIE holographic lidar

Thomas Wilkerson, Ionio Andrus, Jason Sanders, Geary Schwemmer, David Miller, David Guerra

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We report the results of three campaigns in which the horizontal wind vector at cloud altitudes was measured using the holographic, conical-scan lidar HARLIE in its zenit-viewing mode. Measurements were made during the HOLO-1 and HOLO-2 tests in Utah and New Hampshire in March and June 1999, respectively, and at the DoE-ARM site in Oklahoma in September/October 2000. A novel algorithm facilitates the wind vector analysis of the HARLIE data. Observed wind velocity and direction were compared with radiosonde records and with other data obtained from video cloud imagery and independent lidar ranging. The results demonstrate good agreement between HARLIE data and the results of other methods. The conically scanning holographic lidar opens up new possibilities for obtaining the vertical profile to horizontal winds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-73
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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