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Prof. Dr. Volker Wulfmeyer
Scopus Author ID: 6701806265
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4882-2524

Dr. Andreas Behrendt
Scopus Author ID: 22633429500
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2719-4354

Lange, D., A. Behrendt, V. Wulfmeyer, 2019: Compact Operational Tropospheric Water Vapor and Temperature Raman Lidar with Turbulence Resolution. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 14844-14853.

•   Behrendt, A., V. Wulfmeyer, C. Senff, S.K. Muppa, F. Spńth, D. Lange, N. Kalthoff, and A. Wieser, 2020: Observation of sensible and latent heat flux profiles with lidar. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 13, 3221-3233.DOI:10.5194/amt-13-3221-2020

•  Thundathil, R., T. Schwitalla, A. Behrendt, S. K. Muppa, S. Adam, and V. Wulfmeyer, 2020: Assimilation of lidar water vapour mixing ratio and temperature profiles into a convection-permitting model. J. Meteorol. Soc. Japan 98.DOI:10.2151/jmsj.2020-049

•   Wulfmeyer, V., Behrendt, A., Lange, D.: High profiles, Meteorological Technology International, September 2018, 62 - 66, pdf

•  Adam, S., A. Behrendt, T. Schwitalla, E. Hammann, and V. Wulfmeyer: First assimilation of temperature lidar data into a numerical weather prediction model: Impact on the simulation of the temperature field, inversion strength, and planetary boundary layer depth. Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc. 142, 700, 2882-2896, 2016, DOI:10.1002/qj.2875

•   Behrendt et al.: Profiles of second- to fourth-order moments of turbulent temperature fluctuations in the convective boundary layer: first measurements with rotational Raman lidar, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, 5485-5500, 2015, DOI:10.5194/acp-15-5485-2015

•  Hammann, E., Behrendt, A., Le Mounier, F., and Wulfmeyer, V.: Temperature profiling of the atmospheric boundary layer with rotational Raman lidar during the HD(CP)2 Observational Prototype Experiment, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15, 2867-2881, 2015, DOI:10.5194/acp-15-2867-2015

•   Wulfmeyer et al.: A review of the remote sensing of lower tropospheric thermodynamic profiles and its indispensable role for the understanding and the simulation of water and energy cycles, Rev. Geophys. 53, 819-895, 2015, DOI:10.1002/2014RG000476

•  Behrendt, A.: Temperature measurements with lidar. In: C. Weitkamp (Ed.), Lidar: Range-Resolved Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Springer Series in Optical Sciences 102, 273-305, ISBN: 0-387-40075-3, Springer, New York, 2005, DOI:10.1007/0-387-25101-4_10

Unequaled resolution and accuracy of water-vapor and temperature profiles!

High resolutions of up to 1 s and 7.5 m

Temperature (T):
    Systematic error < 0.5 K
Water-vapor mixing ratio (WVMR):
    Systematic error < 5 %

T and WVMR profiles exceed WMO goal and breakthrough requirements*, respectively, for nowcasting/VSRF in the lower troposphere
*see OSCAR and
Purple Pulse Unique Performance

Only system capable of resolving temperature inversions, lids, and true atmospheric boundary layer depth

Diode-laser pumped eye-safe transmitter with extraordinary lifetime and low maintenaince

Continuous vertical profiling and 3D scanning systems

Our team combines more than 25 years of experience in

    •   industrial-grade, compact, high-power lasers
    •   high-resolution water-vapor, temperature, and aerosol lidar
    •   data assimilation
    •   numerical weather prediction (NWP)
    •   weather and climate research

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