sodar


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sodar

[′sō‚där]
(engineering)
Sound-wave transmitting and receiving equipment that is used to remotely measure the vertical turbulence structure and wind profile of the lower layer of the atmosphere by analyzing sound reflected in scattering by atmospheric turbulence. Derived from sonic detection and ranging.
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Kallistratova, 2004: Two decades of progress in SODAR techniques: A review of 11 ISARS proceedings.
the scope of delivery includes monitoring, quality control, measuring and fault correction measures for the measurement of the three aq500 wind finder sodars and one 140 meters high windmill, as well as monthly reporting in browser-based format.
after two prosperous years at Atmospheric Systems Corporation (ASC), a world leader in the design and manufacturing of SoDARs which are designed and deployed for the purpose of gathering wind data for a variety of applications including commercial wind farm development.
A key design strategy is that current ASC SoDARs will have the capability of being upgraded to this system.