How Can Doppler Lidars Measure Turbulence in the Lowest Part of the Atmosphere
Faculty, Technical University of Denmark
Dr. Mann, a respected global authority on atmospheric physics, discusses his work developing a model to measure wind turbulence. He uses lidar technology, which operates similarly to radar technology but uses light waves instead of microwaves. Dr. Mann’s model has been used to describe the turbulent inflow to wind turbines in order to calculate the dynamic loads. Dr. Mann’s visit corresponds with CSU, Chico Geoscience Professor Shane Mayor’s wind research project at the University Farm.
Recorded: July 26, 2012