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CROSSINN (Cross-valley flow in the Inn Valley investigated by dual-Doppler lidar measurements) - KITcube data sets [WLS200s]

Adler, Bianca; Babić, Nevio; Kalthoff, Norbert; Wieser, Andreas

Die hier zu findenden Datensätze wurden mit der KITcube-Messplattform im Inntal, Österreich, vom 1.8.2019 bis 13.10.2019, im Rahmen der CROSSINN-Feldkampagne (Cross-valley flow in the Inn Valley investigated by dual-Doppler lidar measurements) erhoben. Das Ziel der Kampagne war es, die multiskalige dreidimensionale Strömungsstruktur und den Einfluss der Strömung auf die Struktur und Entwicklung der atmosphärischen Grenzschicht (MoBL) über dem Inntal zu untersuchen. Weitere Details der Kampagne sind in Adler et al. (2020) zu finden.

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Abstract (englisch):
The data sets found here were collected with the KITcube measurement platform in the Inn Valley, Austria, from 1 Aug 2019 to 13 Oct 2019, within the CROSSINN field campaign (Cross-valley flow in the Inn Valley investigated by dual-Doppler lidar measurements). The goal of the campaign was to study the multi-scale three-dimensional flow structure and the impact of the flow on the mountain atmospheric boundary layer (MoBL) structure and evolution across the Inn Valley. Further details of the campaign can be found in Adler et al (2020).

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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Forschungsbereich Troposphäre (IMK-TRO)
Publikationstyp Forschungsdaten
Publikationsdatum 20.01.2021
Erstellungsdatum 01.08.2019 - 13.10.2019
Identifikator DOI (KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000127847
KITopen-ID: 1000127847
Weitere HGF-Programme 12.01.02 (POF III, LK 01) Proc.res.f.multisc.predictab.of weather
Lizenz Creative Commons Namensnennung – Nicht kommerziell – Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International
Projektinformation DFG, DFG EIN, AD 575/1-1
Schlagwörter complex terrain; mountain boundary layer; cross-valley flow; along-valley flow; Kolsass; Hochhaeuser; Mairbach; wind profile; Doppler lidar; radial velocity; dual-Doppler lidar technique; coplanar retrieval; microwave radiometer; atmosphere cloud liquid water content; atmosphere mass content of water vapor; infrared radiometer brightness temperature; air pressure; absolute humidity profile; air temperature profile; radiosonde; sky-view camera; backscatter ceilometer


1. Spatial coverage

Measurements were collected during the CROSSINN field campaign in the Inn Valley, Austria. The focus of the campaign was located at a mild valley curvature approximately 20 km northeast of Innsbruck. To optimize deployment requirements (power, permits, etc.) as well as to reduce demand for additional KITcube flux towers, all instruments were deployed as close as possible to three pre-existing i-Box flux towers (CS-VF0, CS-SF1, CS-NF27).

2. Temporal coverage

01.08.2019 - 13.10.2019

3. Instrument details and data file structure

Available here are archived directories, corresponding to a particular device (WLS200s-115, WLS200s-124, WLS200s-125), including the coplanar-retrieved (i.e. dual-Doppler) output and additional four text files. daily .zip files contain raw measurements collected with three WLS200s Windcube Doppler lidars, IDs xyz=115, 124, 125 (Leosphere). All three Windcubes used Windforge v3.1.1 for data acquisition. The raw measurements are organized into daily .zip files, each containing folder 'wind_and_aerosol_data' with separate .nc.gz files for each 1-min direct and indirect RHI scans in hourly folders, along with other support data in folders 'environmental data', 'scan type', 'resolutions', and 'settings'. daily .zip files contain the coplanar-retrieved wind field organized into hourly NetCDF files. The retrieval algorithm by Haid (2019) was used to obtain the wind field. file contains text files of the type 'WLS200s-xyz_scans_with_faulty_acquisition.txt'. These files contain time stamps (in UTC) of RHI scans affected by an occasionally faulty acquisition, resulting in two adjacent time stamps having recorded a same elevation angle. This typically affected pcolor/contour plotting routines. The issue was most common with WLS200s-125. On the other hand, the text file 'ceilometer_precipitation_flag.txt' contains the time stamps (in UTC) marked as experiencing either precipitation or sufficiently deep cloud cover. Specifically, if a given 1-min vertical profile of uncalibrated CHM15k backscatter up to 4 km above ground level, was characterized by more than 20% of backscatter coefficients exceeding 55 dB, it was deemed as ”precipitating”. Valid only for Kolsass.

4. Locations

With the exception of the WLS200s-115 (@ Hochhaeuser) and WLS200s-125 (@ Mairbach) Windcube Doppler lidars, all other KITcube instruments were deployed at Kolsass, the headquarter site for the field campaign. All sondes were also launched and tracked from Kolsass.

Kolsass - 47.305290°N / 11.622231°E
Hochhaeuser - 47.286182°N / 11.631232°E
Mairbach - 47.326664°N / 11.608736°E

5. Contact

Contact for any questions regarding the data sets.

6. References

Haid, M., 2019: marenha/doppler_wind_lidar_toolbox: First release (v1.0.0). Zenodo, doi:10.5281/zenodo.3583083

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