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Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 91–97, 2018
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Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 91–97, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-15-91-2018
 
25 May 2018
25 May 2018

Overview and first results of the Wind and Storms Experiment (WASTEX): a field campaign to observe the formation of gusts using a Doppler lidar

Florian Pantillon et al.

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The Wind and Storms Experiment (WASTEX) was conducted during the winter 2016–2017 in the Upper Rhine Valley to better understand the formation of wind gusts during the passage of storms. The key instrument of the field campaign was a scanning Doppler lidar, which provides accurate wind observations along its beam with high spatial and temporal resolutions and within a range of several km. Results from WASTEX should help improving the representation of wind gusts in weather and climate models.