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Volume 10, issue 9 | Copyright
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3265-3271, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3265-2017
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Research article 06 Sep 2017

Research article | 06 Sep 2017

Mean wind vector estimation using the velocity–azimuth display (VAD) method: an explicit algebraic solution

Gerd Teschke1 and Volker Lehmann2 Gerd Teschke and Volker Lehmann
  • 1Institute for Computational Mathematics in Science and Technology, University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg, Brodaer Str. 2, 17033 Neubrandenburg, Germany
  • 2Deutscher Wetterdienst, Meteorologisches Observatorium Lindenberg, Am Observatorium 12, 15848 Tauche-Lindenberg, Germany

Abstract. This paper deals with the analysis of the sampling setup for Doppler profilers aiming at the determination of vertical profiles of the wind. An explicit solution for the retrieval of mean wind vectors under the assumption of local homogeneity is presented for the case of a symmetric velocity–azimuth display sampling, and a stability analysis is performed. Furthermore, the explicit solution allows a detailed investigation of the propagation of radial wind measurement errors on the retrieved wind vector.

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This paper deals with a sampling setup for Doppler profilers aiming at the determination of vertical profiles of the wind. An explicit solution for the retrieval of mean wind vectors under the assumption of local homogeneity is presented for the case of a symmetric velocity–azimuth display sampling, and a stability analysis is performed. Furthermore, the explicit solution allows a detailed investigation of the propagation of radial wind measurement errors on the retrieved wind vector.
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