Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 686–700 | Cite as

Taking into Account the Ground Effect on Aircraft Wake Vortices When Estimating Their Circulation from Lidar Measurements

  • I. N. SmalikhoEmail author


An algorithm developed earlier for estimating the circulation of aircraft wake vortices from measurements by a Stream Line pulsed coherent Doppler lidar has been improved by using the model of a pair of aircraft vortices in the algorithm. The model takes into account the ground effect on the spatial dynamics and evolution of the vortices. In a numerical experiment, it has been shown that the improved algorithm allows one to obtain the result with a high accuracy whereas the approach used earlier overestimates the lidar measured vortex circulation approximately by 10%.


coherent Doppler lidar aircraft wake vortices 



The author declares that he has no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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