doppler sodar Articles

  • A brief statement of airport applications for doppler SODAR systems

    Doppler SODAR Operating similar to a sonar the Doppler SODAR (Sonic Detection and Ranging) directly measures the atmospheric wind speed and direction at multiple altitudes simultaneously. These systems utilize the Doppler effect imposed on the received acoustic signal echoed by the atmosphere for the wind measurements. The Doppler effect is the common observation that the acoustic signal ...

  • Experimental study of turbulence and vertical temperature profile in the urban boundary layer

    We observed the turbulence and vertical profile of temperature in and above the roughness sublayer (RS) using a tower, a tethered balloon and a Doppler sodar in Himeji City. A 3–D ultrasonic anemometer–thermometer was sited at a height of 54 m on the tower. The present results showed that in the RS, the ratio of friction velocity to wind speed, u* /u, observed under unstable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The impact of landfills on the air quality of towns: a simple heuristic model for the city of Palermo

    In this study, the landfill of Palermo, is investigated as a potential source of the unusual methane concentrations found in the urban context. The source for these pollution episodes is identified by means of a simple heuristic method. A cross-correlation analysis between wind data and methane concentration levels is also used to confirm the hypotheses formulated. Doppler Sound Detection And ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • miniSODAR

    The miniSODAR is a high-frequency Doppler sodar system that was designed to measure the atmospheric wind profile from 15 meters to 150/200 meters (data is often available to 250 meters) in 5-meter increments. It operates by generating a short tone burst (30 ms to 100 ms) in the frequency range of 4 kHz to 6 kHz. It monitors the low-level acoustic signal echoed by the atmosphere. The echo is ...

  • On the application of miniSoDAR technology to wind energy

    Introduction In the late 1990’s wind turbines with nacelle heights exceeding 60 meters were introduced to the wind energy community. Initially, wind prospecting and siting studies continued to use 50-meter wind towers and extrapolate the measurement to the nacelle heights. It was quickly determined that this approach was not sufficient for the placement of these tall turbines. The next ...

  • CU-Boulder leading study of wind turbine wakes

    While wind turbines primarily are a source of renewable energy, they also produce wakes of invisible ripples that can affect the atmosphere and influence wind turbines downstream -- an issue being researched in a newly launched study led by the University of Colorado Boulder's Julie Lundquist, assistant professor in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences department. The study, called the Turbine ...


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