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CLAMPS-1 Doppler Lidar Wind Profile Data



This data set contains vertical profiles of horizontal wind speed and direction obtained at 10 minute intervals using the velocity-asimuth-display (VAD) technique from the Halo Streamline Doppler lidar that was part of the Collaborative Lower Atmospheric Mobile Profiling System 1 (CLAMPS-1) system that was deployed at the Courtland, Alabama airport for the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE) Meso18-19 project. Included are the data in NetCDF format as well as quicklook imagery.

Archive note

There is a gap in this data set from 29 December 2018 to 15 January 2019 as the lidar had frozen and repair was delayed due to the government shutdown.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2019-07-30)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency 10 minute
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2018-11-12 00:00:00
End datetime 2019-04-17 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 34.65901, Minimum (South) Latitude: 34.65901
Minimum (West) Longitude: -87.34413, Maximum (East) Longitude: -87.34413

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Turner, D. 2019. CLAMPS-1 Doppler Lidar Wind Profile Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 20 May 2024.

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