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Using ground-based stereo cameras to derive cloud-level wind fields

Using ground-based stereo cameras to derive cloud-level wind fields

Optics Letters 34(16): 2384-2386

ISSN/ISBN: 0146-9592

PMID: 19684790

DOI: 10.1364/ol.34.002384

Upper-level wind fields are obtained by tracking the motion of cloud features as seen in calibrated ground-based stereo cameras. By tracking many cloud features, it is possible to obtain horizontal wind speed and direction over a cone area throughout the troposphere. Preliminary measurements were made at the Mauna Loa Observatory, and resulting wind measurements are compared with winds from the Hilo, Hawaii radiosondes.

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