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1 June 2009 Fine-measuring technique and application for sea surface wind by mobile Doppler wind lidar
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The Key Laboratory of Ocean Remote Sensing of the Ministry of Education of China, Ocean University of China, has developed the first mobile Doppler wind lidar in China. As an important component of meteorological services for the Good Luck Beijing 2007 Qingdao International Regatta, the mobile Doppler wind lidar was used to measure the sea surface wind (SSW) with 100 m*100 m spatial and 10-min temporal resolution in Qingdao from 15 to 23 August 2007. We present the results from two aspects of this campaign. First, the lidar was operated in the fixed-direction mode and compared to SSW simultaneously measured by a collocated buoy. Second, we present lidar wind measurements throughout the regatta and show good agreement with the match situation of the International Regatta. In addition, we present a case study, accounting for the observation of sailboats stopped by the headwind. With considerable data accumulated, we have shown that the mobile Doppler wind lidar can indeed provide near real-time SSW in support of the sailing games. The lidar has also provided meteorological services for the 2008 Olympic sailing games from 8 to 22 August and Paralympics Sailing Games from 8 to 13 September 2008 in Qingdao.
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Zhishen Liu, Zhangjun Wang, Songhua Wu, Bingyi Liu, Zhigang Li, Xin Zhang, Decang Bi, Yubao Chen, Rongzhong Li, and Yuqiang Yang "Fine-measuring technique and application for sea surface wind by mobile Doppler wind lidar," Optical Engineering 48(6), 066002 (1 June 2009).
Published: 1 June 2009

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