Three-dimensional elastic lidar winds

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Maximum cross-correlation techniques have been used with satellite data to estimate winds and sea surface velocities for several years. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is currently using a variation of the basic maximum cross-correlation technique, coupled with a deterministic application of a vector median filter, to measure transverse winds as a function of range and altitude from incoherent elastic backscatter lidar data taken throughout large volumes within the atmospheric boundary layer. Hourly representations of three- dimensional wind fields, derived from elastic lidar data taken during an air-quality study performed in a region of complex terrain near Sunland Park, New Mexico, ... continued below

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Buttler, W.T. July 1, 1996.

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Maximum cross-correlation techniques have been used with satellite data to estimate winds and sea surface velocities for several years. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is currently using a variation of the basic maximum cross-correlation technique, coupled with a deterministic application of a vector median filter, to measure transverse winds as a function of range and altitude from incoherent elastic backscatter lidar data taken throughout large volumes within the atmospheric boundary layer. Hourly representations of three- dimensional wind fields, derived from elastic lidar data taken during an air-quality study performed in a region of complex terrain near Sunland Park, New Mexico, are presented and compared with results from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved laser doppler velocimeter. The wind fields showed persistent large scale eddies as well as general terrain following winds in the Rio Grande valley.

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  • 18. international laser radar conference, Berlin (Germany), 22-26 Jul 1996

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  • Other: DE96012166
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-1866
  • Report No.: CONF-960770--3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 256106
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672726

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Buttler, W.T. Three-dimensional elastic lidar winds, article, July 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672726/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.