radar wind

radar wind

[′rā‚där ‚wind]
(meteorology)
Wind of which the movement, speed, and direction is observed or determined by a radar tracking of a balloon carrying a radiosonde, a radio transmitter, or a radar reflector.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The radar wind profiler at Horn Point, MD, measured wind speed (kt, filled colors and isotachs), direction ([degrees], arrows), against height above ground level (AGL, m), and time (UTC).
"SMART radar wind retrievals have been quality assured for seven hours around the time of landfall," Biggerstaff, SMART radar staff leader, wrote in a prepared statement.
Biggerstaff obtained wind measurements from seven StickNets deployed by Texas Tech University to validate the radar winds. The validation showed the radar-derived surface winds were a few mph faster on average than anemometer winds.
3 (BNA): The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications Meteorological Directorate has completed the installation of a Radar Wind and Temperature Profiler that measures wind and temperature in the atmosphere.
Rogers, 1998: Measurement of clear-air gradients and turbulence properties with radar wind profilers.
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In the future, dual-Doppler analysis with another rapid-scanning radar, especially a polarimetric radar, could yield high-resolution wind field analyses that could contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between three-dimensional winds and spatial TDS structure, as well as our understanding of how changing debris distributions affect radar wind measurements (Lewellen et al.
Designed to assess instrumentation capabilities for quantifying the complex flows within wind farms, XPIA employed numerous scanning lidars, scanning radars, profiling lidars, and radiometers, as well as radiosondes, radar wind profilers, and a heavily instrumented 300-m meteorological tower.