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Evaluation of moments calculated from wind profiler spectra: A comparison between five different processing techniques

Gaffard, Catherine; Bianco, Laura; Klaus, Vladislav; Matabuena, Monica

Meteorologische Zeitschrift Vol. 15 No. 1 (2006), p. 73 - 85

published: Feb 27, 2006

DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0101

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A comparison between five different spectra-processing methods for the estimation of the moments of wind profiler radar measurements is performed. The analysis compares the consensus winds with those measured by the rawinsonde, launched at the same time. The study is performed to select the signal post-processing method that gives the most accurate moments estimation on the used dataset. The moments estimated by the selected post-processing algorithm can then be employed in further work, aiming to improve the retrieval of humidity profile in a combined sensor approach, using wind profiler and radiometer data.