During the LUMEX (Lidar Uncertainty Measurement Experiment) and XPIA (eXperimental Planetary boundary layer Instrumentation Assessment) field campaigns, several different methods to quantify turbulence from a single Doppler lidar were tested. These experiments were conducted at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) in Erie, CO. A 300-m tower instrumented with sonic anemometers is located at the BAO, which is used for comparison in evaluation of Doppler lidar turbulence measurements.
Within this presentation, turbulence measurements retrieved from a single Doppler lidar through a variety of strategies are evaluated by a comparison with observations from sonic anemometers. Uncertainties in turbulence measurements from each technique will be quantified and shown. Additionally, the relative limitations and advantages of each scanning strategy under a variety of atmospheric conditions will be discussed.