Wind profiles have been calculated from the Doppler volume scans using different implementations of the Velocity Azimuth Display (VAD) and Volume Velocity Processing (VVP) retrieval methods. In addition, several procedures for quality control of the mean radial velocity data and the retrieved wind vectors have been implemented. The quality and availability of the obtained weather radar wind profiles have been assessed by comparisons with radiosonde observations.
The comparisons show that the most simple implementation of the VVP retrieval algorithm, using only three fit parameters, provides the best combination of quality and availability of the wind profiles. Furthermore, it is found that the standard deviation of the mean radial velocity as obtained from the VAD/VVP retrieval is a good quality indicator. Finally, a promising method for removal of ``migrating birds'' winds based on filtering of the mean radial velocity data will be presented.