Accurate Wind Measurement and Atmospheric Monitoring with Lidar Technology

What is Wind liDAR?

Wind lidar, also known as wind monitoring lidar or laser wind sensing, is a remote sensing device that measures wind speed and direction using optical sensing techniques. This technology has transformed the way we monitor and analyse atmospheric conditions, delivering precise and dependable data for a wide range of applications.

Wind lidar has the ability to produce detailed measurements of wind speed and direction at various elevations, which is one of its key advantages. Wind speed detection technologies such as anemometers are confined to measuring at specified heights, whereas wind lidar can offer continuous data across the entire height of the atmosphere. This is especially useful in businesses like wind energy, where understanding wind patterns at different heights is critical for effective power generation.

Another advantage of wind lidar is that it is non-intrusive. Wind lidar can measure wind speed and direction remotely, unlike other technologies that require equipment to be placed directly in the wind flow, making it safer and easier to install and operate. This also enables observations in difficult-to-reach areas, such as offshore wind farms.

Another key application of wind lidar is atmospheric monitoring. Wind lidar can give significant data on the dispersion of pollutants and the spread of wildfires by sensing wind speed and direction. It can also be used to track air masses and forecast weather trends.

Finally, wind lidar is an effective technique for atmospheric monitoring and wind speed detection. Because of its accuracy, non-intrusive nature, and capacity to monitor wind patterns at various heights, it is a crucial component of many industries, including wind energy, aviation, and weather forecasting. As technology advances, we can anticipate progressively more advanced and inventive solutions for atmospheric monitoring and analysis.

LIDAR Solutions, as the strategical partner of Nanjing Movelaser Technology Co., Ltd, is closely working with Movelaser to promote, marketing and sales their LiDAR wind measurement systems and related technical services for global wind farm projects (Wind energy assessment & forecast, and power curve validation tests), civil aviation and atmospheric monitoring projects.  

Nowadays, the wind LiDARs start to play a key role in renewable energy industry. Because when the wind turbine hub height become higher, the traditional Met-mast construction becomes mo