ASTM-D7145 › Standard Guide for Measurement of Atmospheric Wind and Turbulence Profiles by Acoustic Means
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1.1 This guide describes the application of acoustic remote sensing for measuring atmospheric wind and turbulence profiles. It includes a summary of the fundamentals of atmospheric sound detection and ranging (sodar), a description of the methodology and equipment used for sodar applications, factors to consider during site selection and equipment installation, and recommended procedures for acquiring valid and relevant data.
1.2 This guide applies principally to pulsed monostatic sodar techniques as applied to wind and turbulence measurement in the open atmosphere, although many of the definitions and principles are also applicable to bistatic configurations. This guide is not directly applicable to radio-acoustic sounding systems (RASS), or tomographic methods.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this guide.
acoustic sounder; remote sensing; sodar; wind profiler; wind profiling;; ICS Number Code 17.140.99 (Other standards related to acoustics)
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2005 R15 EDITION
April 15, 2015