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Atmospheric Measurement Techniques An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 999-1015, 2017
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Research article
14 Mar 2017
A comparison of vertical velocity variance measurements from wind profiling radars and sonic anemometers
Katherine McCaffrey et al.
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RC1: 'Referee comment', Sandra Jacoby-Koaly, 01 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Evaluation of Wind Profiler Vertical Velocity Variances', Stefan Emeis, 16 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Responses to Referees', Katherine McCaffrey, 22 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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Short summary
Using an optimized turbulence mode of two wind profiling radars (449 MHz and 915 MHz) during the XPIA field campaign, we present improved measurements of vertical velocity variance at the resolved and unresolved scales, using first and second Doppler spectral moments, and the total variance over all scales. Comparisons with sonic anemometers gave strong results, particularly during the daytime convective period. Profiles up to 2 km are possible with the 449 MHz WPR and 1 km from the 915 MHz WPR.
Using an optimized turbulence mode of two wind profiling radars (449 MHz and 915 MHz) during the...