Title: Wind profiles of the Wright Valley using an acoustic wind profiler measuring wind speed and direction and dry bulb temperature
A new acoustic wind profiler was tested in the Wright Valley on the slopes of Mount Odin. This instrument may have the advantage
of providing continuous vertical profiles of wind speed and direction and being portable should be useable at a number of
sites. Fixed instrument sites were established at 95m (Vanda Station), 200m, 750m and 1070m up the face of Mount Odin in the
Wright Valley. These sites measured wind speed and direction and dry bulb temperature. In addition to the data collection
at fixed sites, two traverses were completed on foot and measurements taken using hand held instruments. Two days were also
spent trekking down the valley, taking measurements with hand held instruments and becoming familiar with the terrain. The
instrument was tested for consistent operation at Vanda station, and then installed at a site 750m up Mount Odin. It operated
successfully at this site, as evidence by real time video display. Unfortunately, an in the field software change to compress
the data on disk caused total loss of data from the profiler from this site.
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