WIND PROFILE DATA: LIDAR - NOAA (FIFE)
Entry ID: FIFE_WIND_LID

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Summary
Abstract: The aim of this wind profile study was to derive wind profiles and momentum fluxes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Wave Propagation Laboratory (WPL) Doppler LIDAR, and compare LIDAR and airborne measurements of mean wind, turbulent structure, momentum flux, and heat flux. Another objective was to compare profiles of mean wind and temperature obtained from aircraft, balloon sondes, and wind LIDAR. These data were collected at one location near the center of the FIFE study area but in the northwest quadrant. Data were acquired for a two week period during June and July 1987. Pulsed Doppler LIDAR measures the radial (along-beam) velocity as a function of range using light-scattering particles in the air as tracers. When the LIDAR beam is directed straight upward and the backscattered return as a function of height is recorded, vertical aerosol profiles may be determined. Various pointing and scanning schemes permit measurement of a variety of mean and turbulent quantities based on assumptions about the flow. The remote-sensing character of LIDAR offers the ability to measure flow parameters simultaneously at all the heights in a profile. The winds were obtained with the VAD (Velocity Azimuth Display) technique. The LIDAR only operates above 500 m, therefore the wind profile begins above the ground surface. Data in the planetary boundary layer are usually continuous, but gaps appear occasionally in profiles extending to several kilometers. Profiles were unsmoothed, and the LIDAR's short pulse made adjacent data points almost independent.

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Description: WIND PROFILE DATA: LIDAR - NOAA (FIFE)


Geographic Coverage
 N: 39.07 S: 39.07  E: -96.54  W: -96.54

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: EBERHARD, W.L.GAL-CHEN, T.
Dataset Title: WIND PROFILE DATA: LIDAR - NOAA (FIFE)
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/138
Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/#fq=fileID:138


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-06-24
Stop Date: 1987-07-11


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > KANSAS


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
LIDAR >Light Detection and Ranging    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
FIFE >First ISLSCP Field Experiment    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Keywords
EOSDIS
METEOROLOGY
ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICAL PROPERTIES


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://daac.ornl.gov/
Dataset ID: 138

Data Center Personnel
Name: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA


Personnel
WYNN L. EBERHARD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 497-6560
Email: WEBERHARD at ETL.ERL.GOV
Contact Address:
Atmospheric Lidar Program, R/E/ET2
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA


ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-31

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