Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland

HALO wind lidar

PI: Dr. Mika KOMPPULA, Finish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland Operators: Local site: Romanos FOSKINIS, Early-stage Reseacher, NCSR-Demokritos, Ph.D. Student NTUA, Greece

The Doppler lidar, with an operational wavelength at 1.5μm, has a vertical resolution of 30 m and measures the attenuated aerosol backscatter, Doppler velocity and dissipation rate. Every 10 min the lidar performs a conical scanning and measures the three wind components, providing information for the wind speed and wind direction. Distribution of the wind speed at a certain distance away from the lidar can be retrieved in the vertical and horizontal direction while the lidar operates under the scanning mode.