Comparison of Second Wind Triton (TM) Data with Meteorological Tower Measurements

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


With the increased interest in remote sensing of wind information in recent years, it is important to determine the reliability and accuracy of new wind measurement technologies if they are to replace or supplement conventional tower-based measurements. In this study, we present the results of an analysis characterizing the measurement performance of a state-of-the-art SOund Detection And Ranging(sodar) device when compared to a high-quality tower measurement program. Second Wind Inc. (Somerville, MA, USA) provided NREL with more than six months of data from a measurement program conducted near an operating wind farm in western Texas.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-550-47429


  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • second wind
  • sodar
  • SRRL
  • tower measurement
  • wind measurement


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