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Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4141-4150, 2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4141-4150, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 30 Aug 2016

Research article | 30 Aug 2016

Estimates of Mode-S EHS aircraft-derived wind observation errors using triple collocation

Siebren de Haan
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The paper presents estimates of aircraft-derived wind observations obtained using Mode-S EHS method by applying the triple-collocation technique. Triple-collocated data sets were constructed using sodar (at Schiphol airport) and Doppler radar wind observation (from two radars in the Netherlands) in combination with numerical weather model data. It was found that the wind error near the surface is around 1.4 m s−1, while at 500 hPa the error is estimated to be around 1.1 m s−1.
The paper presents estimates of aircraft-derived wind observations obtained using Mode-S EHS...