The influence of clouds and ground fog on CO2 cw laser Doppler wind measurements in the atmosphere is discussed. There is an influence if the focal volume of a laser Doppler anemometer is outside the cloud or fog region. Limitations of the application of the LDA to routine remote wind sensing are presented.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 8, 1983
Published: August 1, 1984
Christian Werner, Friedrich Köpp, and Ronald L. Schwiesow, "Influence of clouds and fog on LDA wind measurements," Appl. Opt. 23, 2482-2484 (1984)