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Two-component wind fields from eye-safe scanning aerosol lidar

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Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 9:30 AM
Two-component wind fields from eye-safe scanning aerosol lidar
Room 18C (Austin Convention Center)
Shane D. Mayor, California State Univ., Chico, CA

This presentation will summarize the latest research results involving efforts to retrieve and evaluate two-component wind fields from horizontal scans of the Raman-shifted Eye-safe Aerosol Lidar (REAL) using numerical algorithms such as cross-correlation and optical flow. The presentation will summarize statistical results published in an article currently in press for the Journal of Atmospheric and Ocean Technology. The author will discuss the implications of the findings and future research plans for improving the instrument and two-component wind retrievals.

References:

Mayor, S. D., J. P. Lowe, and C. F. Mauzey, 2012: Two-component horizontal aerosol motion vectors in the atmospheric surface layer from a cross-correlation algorithm applied to elastic backscatter lidar data, J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol., In Press.