Real Time Turbulence Estimation Using Doppler Lidar Measurements
Météo-France, CNRM-GAME, Toulouse, France.
Published online: 7 June 2016
A preliminary work on a new way to estimate atmospheric turbulence using high-frequency Doppler lidar measurements is presented. The turbulence estimations are based on wind reconstruction using 3D Doppler lidar observations and a particle filter. The suggested reconstruction algorithm links the lidar observations to numerical particles to obtain turbulence estimations every time new observations are available. The high frequency of the estimations is a new point which is detailed and discussed. Moreover, the presented algorithm ables to reconstruct the wind in three dimensions in the observed volume. We have thus locally access to the spatial variability of the turbulent atmosphere. The suggested algorithm is applied to a set of real observations. The obtained results are very encouraging : they show significant improvements on turbulent parameter estimations.
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