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Wind profile (vertical)


Measurement Definition*: A series of wind direction and wind speed measurements taken at various levels in the atmosphere that show the wind structure of the atmosphere over a specific location.
InstrumentStatus/
Accuracy
Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
ALADIN
Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument
Operational
Global wind profiles (single line-of-sight) for an improved weather prediction.n/a
WindRAD
Wind Radar
Prototype
Measures sea-surface wind.n/a
* Description adapted from WMO.
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