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How to manage wind research in complex terrains
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How to manage wind research in complex terrains

Blog courtesy of Remy Parmentier, Business Manager, Vaisala

Topography with high mountains and steep inclinations – albeit are beautiful landscapes – but can add complexity when dealing with wind measurements like direction and speed. Since ridges and mountains are barriers to the horizontal movement of air, the wind is deflected over them adding to the local up-slope convective winds from the surface heating by the sun.

At Vaisala, we have encountered clients over the years that have struggled with complicated wind measurements in complex terrains. Luckily, many of them have leveraged the capabilities of the Vaisala WindCube® wind lidar to solve these challenges in making the invisible visible – and simplify managing wind research in complex terrains.

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