Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy

dlmcprof-wind > Doppler Lidar Motion Correction (DLMC) Wind Profiles VAP Type(s) > Baseline

The Doppler Lidar Motion Correction Wind Profiles (DLMCPROF-WIND) VAP contains profiles of wind speed and direction that are computed using motion-corrected Doppler lidar data. DLMCPROF-WIND was specifically developed to process scanning data acquired by the ARM Doppler lidar aboard the icebreaker R/V Polarstern during the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition. The wind retrieval technique was adapted from the method ARM uses for processing its ground-based Doppler lidars (Newsom et al. 2017, Newsom et al. 2019).


Newsom R.K., Brewer W.A., Wilczak J.M., Wolfe D., Oncley S.P., Lundquist J.K. 2017. “Validating Precision Estimates in Horizontal Wind Measurements from a Doppler Lidar” Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 10(3):1229-1240.

Newsom R.K., Sivaraman C., Shippert T.R., Riihimaki L. 2019. Doppler Lidar WIND Value-Added Product. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-148.

Primary Derived Measurements


  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3