Measurement of property gradients and turbulence aloft with ground-based doppler radars

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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, Environmental Technology Laboratory, For sale by the National Technical Information Service , Boulder, Colo, [Springfield, Va
Doppler radar., Turbulent diffusion (Meteorology) -- Measure
Other titlesProperty gradients and turbulence aloft with ground-based doppler radars
StatementEarl E. Gossard ... [et al.].
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum ERL ETL ;, 67
ContributionsGossard, Earl E., Environmental Technology Laboratory (Environmental Research Laboratories)
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LC ClassificationsQC880.4.D44 .M43 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 31 p. :
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Open LibraryOL548832M
LC Control Number96129701
OCLC/WorldCa34458459

The very close relationship between radar-backscattered power and gradients of radio refractive index has been observed for several decades (e.g., Friend ; Richter ), and it has often been suggested that this should offer a means of remotely sensing refractive-index gradients r, the relationships between mean gradients and the turbulence properties sensed by radars Cited by:   It is a measure of the broadening of the Doppler spectrum due to a variety of factors, including velocity variance resulting from atmospheric turbulence on scales smaller than the pulse volume.

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NTDA utilizes Level II data from the U.S. network of WSRDs (NEXRADs) to produce real-time, rapid-update, three-dimensional mosaics of in-cloud by: 3. In addition to turbulence broadening of the Doppler spectrum of clear air, Measurements of property gradients and turbulence aloft with ground-based Doppler radars.

NOAA Tech. Memo. ERL Environmental Technology Laboratory, Boulder, CO, 31 pp. [Available from the National Technical Information Service, Port Royal Rd Cited by: Doppler Radar Measurements of Turbulence in Marine Stratiform Cloud during ASTEX Article (PDF Available) in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 52(16) August with 45 Reads.

Abstract. A review of turbulence measurements using ground-based wind lidars is carried out. Works performed in the last 30yr, i.e., from – are analyzed. More than 80% of the work has been carried out in the last 15yr, i.e., from – New algorithms to process the raw li-Cited by:   The measurement of turbulent wind quantities with a single Doppler radar requires a horizontal homogeneity assumption.

When the terrain is not horizontally homogeneous, then the measurement of the various moments is contaminated by the gradients of these moments.

However, by scanning the radar at three different elevation angles, the contamination from these gradients can be Cited by: 4. Very powerful ground-based research radars are capable of detecting clear air echoes associated with KHI. Modern Doppler weather radar systems can measure turbulence in clear air, based on the variance (or ‘spread’) of the velocity distribution, although that capability is generally limited to the boundary layer.

POMR book ISBN February 9, 2. CHAPTER Radar Measurements The basic radar range, angle, and radial velocity measurements previously discussed are usually made repeatedly and then combined through kinematic state estimation or filtering of the measurements to produce improved three-dimensional position.

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Request PDF | Remote Turbulence Detection Using Ground-Based Doppler Weather Radar | Turbulence in and around clouds can pose a significant hazard to aviation, with convective turbulence. Measurement of property gradients and turbulence aloft with ground-based Doppler radars. Published Date: Series: NOAA Radar-measured height profiles of Cn² and turbulence dissipation rate compared with radiosonde data during October at Denver.

The function q(x′) is a property of a given beam alignment and may be calibrated by measuring the fringe spacing along the measurement volume.

Using the instantaneous measurements of the Doppler frequency ratios, the calibration may be interpolated to find the particle crossing position. Download: Download full-size image; Fig.

Schematic Cited by: 6. Relationship of height gradients of passive atmospheric properties to their variances: applications to the ground-based sensing of profiles Measurement of property gradients and turbulence aloft with ground-based Doppler radars.

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REMOTE DETECTION OF TURBULENCE USING GROUND-BASED DOPPLER RADARS John K. Williams*, Larry Cornman, Danika Gilbert, Steven G. Carson, and Jaimi Yee National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado 1.

INTRODUCTION Commercial and general aviation aircraft frequently encounter unexpected turbulence that is hazardous toFile Size: KB. A field test with the NASA/MSFC ground-based Doppler lidar, the instrumented NASA BB gust gradient aircraft, and the NASA/MSFC eight-tower array was carried out.

The data tape for the lidar has been received and read. The aircraft data and tower data are being digitized and converted to engineering units.

Computation of clear-air radar backscatter from numerical simulations of turbulence: 3. Off-zenith measurements and biases throughout the lifecycle of a Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Horizontal-Velocity and Variance Measurements in the Stable Boundary Layer using Doppler Lidar: Sensitivity to Averaging Procedures Quantitative data on turbulence variables aloft – above the region of the atmosphere conveniently measured from towers – has been an important but difficult measurement need for.

Yanovsky F. () Inferring microstructure and turbulence properties in rain through observations and simulations of signal spectra measured with Doppler–polarimetric radars. In: Mishchenko M., Yatskiv Y., Rosenbush V., Videen G.

(eds) Polarimetric Detection, Characterization and Remote by: Radar-measured height profiles of Cn² and turbulence dissipation rate compared with radiosonde data during October at Denver. Measurement of property gradients and turbulence aloft with ground-based Doppler radars.

Personal Author: Gossard, Earl. ary, ground-based radars. Modest biases are found among the data sets in particularly low- or high-turbulence regimes, but in general the radar-retrieved values correspond well with the in situ measurements.

Root mean square differences are typi-cally a factor of 4–6 relative to any given magnitude of dissi-pation rate. gating how turbulence spectra are measured by a pulsed lidar. In section 2, we explain the basics of the WindCube measurements.

The modeling of turbulence spectra is described in section 3. Some background of the measure-ments and the site is presented in section 4. Section 5 com-pares the model and the measurements at two by:   During –03, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and General Electric (GE) initiated a program to study mean and turbulent wind characteristics at a site about 20 miles south of the town Lamar, Colorado (Kelley et al.

; Pichugina et al.).Called the Lamar Low-Level Jet Project, it was situated on a plateau south of the Cited by: Synergy between wind profilers and multifrequency microwave radiometers for tropospheric humidity profiling Measurements of property gradients and turbulence aloft with.

ground-based Doppler. Unusually Long Duration, Multiple-Doppler Radar Observations of a Front in a measurements obtained by a mobile mesonet were used to document changes in the density gradient at the fixed ground-based Doppler radars, serial pibals, ra-winsondes, aircraft, and instrumented towers (e.g.

erate turbulence estimates ([e.g., O’Connor et al., ; Röhner and Träumner, ; Tonttila et al., ]—a review of turbulence measurements using ground-based lidars can be found in Sathe and Mann []).

In particular for cloud and weather radars, measurements of spectrum width can also be. Measurement of property gradients and turbulence aloft with ground-based Doppler radars. NOAA Technical Memorandum ERL ETL Boulder, Colo.: Environmental Technology Laboratory, 31 pp.

The turbulence parameters obtained from the five-beam acoustic Doppler current profilers are validated with turbulence data from simultaneous measurements with acoustic Doppler velocimeters.

These combined results are then used to assess a turbulent kinetic energy budget in which depth profiles of the turbulent kinetic energy dissipation and Cited by: Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed by: 4.

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NOAA TR ERL ETL, vol. 67, 31 pp, pointing ground-based cloud radar measurements in rain are not usually used for quantitative rainfall retrievals, though several rain retrieval algorithms for spaceborne radars (e.g., L’Ecuyer and Stephens ) and scanning attenuating radars at longer wavelengths (e.g., Testud et al.

) have been proposed. These algorithms usually. E. E. Gossard's 33 research works with citations and reads, including: Recent Developments in Observation, Modeling, and Understanding Atmospheric Turbulence and Waves.A proposal for the measurement of boundary layer temperature gradient using Doppler lidar.

Author links open overlay panel K.J. Sandiford C.G. Collier a f1. Show more. A technique of retrieving temperature gradient in the atmospheric boundary layer from measurements of signal to noise ratio derived from a CO 2 pulsed Doppler infrared lidar Author: K.

J. Sandiford, C. G. Collier.Three main radars are used in this study: radars at Walsingham, Harrow, and Negro Creek, all in Ontario, Canada. Typical parameters are given for the Walsingham radar in Table 1, but many of the features, such as peak power, measurement mode, duty cycle, height resolution, numbers of beams, and ranges covered, are common to all radars are separated by typically by: