Systematic Errors in Radar Wind Estimation: Implications for Comparative Measurements

Erhan Kudeki, Prabhat K. Rastogi, Fahri Sürücü

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SA, IDI, and DBS horizontal wind estimators are examined and demonstrated to share common biases under inhomogeneous flow field conditions. The biases can reach magnitudes of several tens of meters per second at mesospheric heights, contaminate gravity wave flow field measurements, cause distortions in measured flow field spectra, and possibly account for large wind measurement errors evidenced in recent experimental studies including the AIDA'89 effort. However, being a linear response to gravity wave flow field fluctuations, the biases are expected to cancel out in long‐term wind and tidal statistics compiled with radar wind data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-179
Number of pages11
JournalRadio Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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