By Paul Dvorak Applying CFD conversion to data from Lidars in complex terrain improves the agreement between wind speed measurements from the Lidar and masts.
There is a known strong non-homogeneity of wind in areas of complex flow which may cause some discrepancies between volume-based Lidar measurements and point-based measurements from standard anemometers. There are many benefits however of Lidar over masts that are compounded in complex terrain e.g. site access. The ZephIR 300 wind Lidar gathers an unparalleled level of wind information effectively using 50 beams to gather data every second. This allows undertaking a rigorous CFD conversion rather than just relying on
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