Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy

dlprof-wstats > Doppler Lidar Wind Statistics ProfilesVAP Type(s) > Baseline

ARM operates several scanning coherent Doppler lidar systems at various sites around the globe. These instruments operate in the near infrared (1.5 microns) and provide measurements of radial velocity, attenuated aerosol backscatter, and signal-to-noise ratio. Systems are typically operated using a fixed scan schedule consisting of plan-position-indicator scans that are performed several times per hour and vertically pointing during other times. The DLPROF-WSTATS value-added product calculates profiles of vertical velocity statistics from these scans. This product provides measurements in clear air below the lowest cloud base.

Primary Derived Measurements


  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3