Improved Display Techniques for Sodar Measurements

D. W. Thomson Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. 16802

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Improved quantitative display techniques, including digital false-color systems, for use with sodar or other similar remote probing systems are discussed. With sodar the use of a false-color system greatly facilitates real-time measurements of temperature and velocity structure functions, the dissipation rates of turbulent kinetic energy and temperature variance in the planetary boundary layer of the atmosphere, and the vertical wind and wind shear profiles.

1 On leave at the Risø National Laboratory, Meteorology Group, Roskilde, Denmark.

2 Now at Meteorology Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y. 11973.

Improved quantitative display techniques, including digital false-color systems, for use with sodar or other similar remote probing systems are discussed. With sodar the use of a false-color system greatly facilitates real-time measurements of temperature and velocity structure functions, the dissipation rates of turbulent kinetic energy and temperature variance in the planetary boundary layer of the atmosphere, and the vertical wind and wind shear profiles.

1 On leave at the Risø National Laboratory, Meteorology Group, Roskilde, Denmark.

2 Now at Meteorology Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y. 11973.

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