A Look Back on Two Decades of Doppler Sodar Comparison Studies

A Look Back on Two Decades of Doppler Sodar Comparison Studies This paper is a compilation of the results obtained from various Doppler sodar comparison experiments conducted over the last 20 years. These studies have attempted to quantify the uncertainties in sodar-derived values of the horizontal wind speed, wind direction, standard deviation of the vertical wind speed w, and standard deviation of the horizontal wind direction . Doppler sodar configurations examined in these studies included bistatic, monostatic, and phased array. In most cases, reference measurements used for comparison were made by tower-based in situ sensors. Many investigators have used simple linear regressions and other statistical measures such as the correlation coefficient, bias (mean difference), comparability (root-mean-square difference), and precision (standard deviation) in an attempt to quantify those errors. The sodar-derived wind speed and wind direction are highly correlated against reference measurements (~ 0.92) with a precision of 1.06 m s1 and 21.5, respectively, for the entire dataset. Correlations of sodar-derived values of w were not quite as good (~ 0.81) with an average precision of 0.18 m s1. Past studies have shown that w accuracies vary significantly from day (convective conditions) to night (stable conditions). Very few data values were available for , which had a poor correlation of 0.57 and a precision of 10.7. The conclusions from many of these studies have shown that Doppler sodars can accurately obtain the mean wind speed and wind direction. Values of w have larger uncertainties, while estimates of have errors that are considered unacceptable for any practical use. Much of the observed scatter in sodar wind measurements can be attributed to a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, instrument configuration, spatiotemporal variability, noise, and processing techniques. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

A Look Back on Two Decades of Doppler Sodar Comparison Studies

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477(1997)078<0651:ALBOTD>2.0.CO;2
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Abstract

This paper is a compilation of the results obtained from various Doppler sodar comparison experiments conducted over the last 20 years. These studies have attempted to quantify the uncertainties in sodar-derived values of the horizontal wind speed, wind direction, standard deviation of the vertical wind speed w, and standard deviation of the horizontal wind direction . Doppler sodar configurations examined in these studies included bistatic, monostatic, and phased array. In most cases, reference measurements used for comparison were made by tower-based in situ sensors. Many investigators have used simple linear regressions and other statistical measures such as the correlation coefficient, bias (mean difference), comparability (root-mean-square difference), and precision (standard deviation) in an attempt to quantify those errors. The sodar-derived wind speed and wind direction are highly correlated against reference measurements (~ 0.92) with a precision of 1.06 m s1 and 21.5, respectively, for the entire dataset. Correlations of sodar-derived values of w were not quite as good (~ 0.81) with an average precision of 0.18 m s1. Past studies have shown that w accuracies vary significantly from day (convective conditions) to night (stable conditions). Very few data values were available for , which had a poor correlation of 0.57 and a precision of 10.7. The conclusions from many of these studies have shown that Doppler sodars can accurately obtain the mean wind speed and wind direction. Values of w have larger uncertainties, while estimates of have errors that are considered unacceptable for any practical use. Much of the observed scatter in sodar wind measurements can be attributed to a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, instrument configuration, spatiotemporal variability, noise, and processing techniques.

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Apr 11, 1997

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