Wind measurements using LIDAR

Sist oppdatert: Oct 7, 2020

LIDAR (Light Detection And Range) is a remote sensing method whereby the wind is measured by infrared laser light. This remote sensing technique makes it possible to map the wind field and the properties of the wind over a large area.

NORCE has experience with the planning and execution of national and international measurement campaigns, both onshore and offshore. We have executed the international wind measurement campaign OBLEX-F1 at the German research platform FINO1 in the North Sea, as well as the national COTUR measurement campaign at Obrestad Lighthouse in southern Norway. We also perform post-processing and the scientific analysis of the measurement data.

Scanning lidar mounted at the German Research station FINO1 in the North Sea during the international OBLEX-F1 field campaign. Photo: Benny Svardal/NORCE.

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