LLLJP Instrumentation

The instrumentation in this campaign included a 120-m tall meteorological tower installed by GE Wind and an acoustic wind profiler (sodar) operated by NREL. NREL also collected and processed data from sonic anemometers which measured three wind components and temperature at four tower levels of 54-, 67-, 85-, and 120-m. NOAA ESRL joined the program for the first half of September 2003 and deployed HRDL to the site to determine mean and turbulent wind structure at the heights of current and furture turbines, and LLJ properties at heights of interest for wind energy. Why lidars?

deployed instrumentation photo