1 September 2015 Two-component wind fields from single scanning aerosol lidar
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An overview of recent research results on the performance of two motion estimation algorithms used to deduce two-component horizontal wind fields from ground-based scanning elastic backscatter lidar is presented. One motion estimation algorithm is a traditional cross-correlation method optimized for atmospheric lidar data. The second algorithm is a recently-developed wavelet-based optical flow. An intercomparison of experimental results with measurements from an independent Doppler lidar over an agricultural area in Chico, California, during daytime convective conditions in 2013-14 are presented. Finally, early results from application of the algorithms to data collected over the ocean from a compact and portable aerosol lidar that was deployed on the northern California coast in March of 2015 are presented.
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Shane D. Mayor, Pierre Derian, Christopher F. Mauzey, Masaki Hamada, "Two-component wind fields from single scanning aerosol lidar", Proc. SPIE 9612, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV, 96120D (1 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187502; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187502
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