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by Saïd, F., Campistron, B., Delbarre, H., Canut, G., Doerenbecher, A., Durand, P., Fourrié, N., Lambert, D. and Legain, D.
Abstract:
Eleven UHF and VHF wind profiler radars were in operation for 13 to 18 months during the international HyMeX field campaign devoted to the study of the atmospheric and marine water cycle in the western Mediterranean basin. These profilers provided vertical profiles of wind vector, turbulence, precipitations, and the height of the atmospheric boundary-layer and tropopause. The inland three VHF profilers aimed to document the upstream or downstream synoptic flow conditions. Five UHF profilers for the lower atmosphere description were deployed along the French Mediterranean coast and Corsica Island. They are used to retrieve the 3D atmospheric wind fields over the basin, by assuming linearity of the fields inside a limited spatial and temporal domain. The objective of this paper is to establish to what extent the 3D wind fields derived from the coastline profiler network are representative of the offshore kinematics. This assessment is done by comparing more than one year of continuous profilers observations during different weather conditions with balloon radiosoundings, in-situ aircraft or boundary-layer pressurized balloons measurements.
Reference:
Saïd, F., Campistron, B., Delbarre, H., Canut, G., Doerenbecher, A., Durand, P., Fourrié, N., Lambert, D. and Legain, D., 2016: Offshore winds obtained from a network of wind-profiler radars during HyMeXQuarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142, 23-42.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Said2016,
  Title                    = {Offshore winds obtained from a network of wind-profiler radars during HyMeX},
  Author                   = {Saïd, F. and Campistron, B. and Delbarre, H. and Canut, G. and Doerenbecher, A. and Durand, P. and Fourrié, N. and Lambert, D. and Legain, D.},
  Journal                  = {Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  Year                     = {2016},

  Month                    = {August},
  Number                   = {S1},
  Pages                    = {23-42},
  Volume                   = {142},

  Abstract                 = {Eleven UHF and VHF wind profiler radars were in operation for 13 to 18 months during the international HyMeX field campaign devoted to the study of the atmospheric and marine water cycle in the western Mediterranean basin. These profilers provided vertical profiles of wind vector, turbulence, precipitations, and the height of the atmospheric boundary-layer and tropopause. The inland three VHF profilers aimed to document the upstream or downstream synoptic flow conditions. Five UHF profilers for the lower atmosphere description were deployed along the French Mediterranean coast and Corsica Island. They are used to retrieve the 3D atmospheric wind fields over the basin, by assuming linearity of the fields inside a limited spatial and temporal domain. The objective of this paper is to establish to what extent the 3D wind fields derived from the coastline profiler network are representative of the offshore kinematics. This assessment is done by comparing more than one year of continuous profilers observations during different weather conditions with balloon radiosoundings, in-situ aircraft or boundary-layer pressurized balloons measurements.},
  Copublication            = {9: 9 Fr},
  Doi                      = {10.1002/qj.2749},
  ISSN                     = {1477-870X},
  Keywords                 = {wind profiler radars network; offshore wind; HyMeX; Mistral; Tramontana; boundary-layer pressurized balloons;},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Publisher                = {John Wiley \& Sons, Ltd},
  Timestamp                = {2016.08.26},
  Url                      = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qj.2749}
}