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Accession Number DE2012-1035563
Title Wide Area Wind Field Monitoring Status & Results.
Publication Date Sep 2011
Media Count 50p
Personal Author A. Marchant J. Simmons
Abstract Volume-scanning elastic has been investigated as a means to derive 3D dynamic wind fields for characterization and monitoring of wind energy sites. An eye-safe volume-scanning lidar system was adapted for volume imaging of aerosol concentrations out to a range of 300m. Reformatting of the lidar data as dynamic volume images was successfully demonstrated. A practical method for deriving 3D wind fields from dynamic volume imagery was identified and demonstrated. However, the natural phenomenology was found to provide insufficient aerosol features for reliable wind sensing. The results of this study may be applicable to wind field measurement using injected aerosol tracers.
Keywords Aerosols
Lidar systems
Monitoring
Optical radar
Sites
Wind measurement

 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
55D - Meteorological Instruments & Instrument Platforms
Corporate Author Utah State Univ., Logan.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-EE0002734

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