Displacement measurement errors from moving platforms

Larry Mahrt, Dean Vickers, Wiliam M. Drennan, Hans C. Graber, Timothy L. Crawford

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Errors in eddy correlation measurements from moving platforms (aircraft, ships, buoys, blimps, tethered balloons, and kites) include contamination of the measured fluctuations by superficial fluctuations associated with vertical movement of the platform in the presence of mean vertical gradients. Such errors occur even with perfect removal of the motion of the platform. These errors are investigated here from eddy correlation data collected from the LongEZ research aircraft and the air-sea interaction spar (ASIS) buoy during the Shoaling Waves Experiment (SHOWEX).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)860-868
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Atmospheric Science


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