Author Archives: Valerie Kumer

About Valerie Kumer

I am PhD student in wind energy meteorology at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen. My main research interests are in wind and turbulence characteristics of the planetary boundary layer. As a member of the experimental meteorology group I am working with Doppler LiDAR wind measurements.

Improving the odds with my LiDAR

Wind energy assessment is a bit of a gamble. Companies use a global wind atlas where the wind climatology is extracted for an area of interest, to pick a hot spot for a new wind park. Masts are then constructed … Continue reading

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Earth Science goes Star Wars – how lasers can catch the wind

If you think that wind directions are still estimated by holding your index finger into sky, you are not up to date. Star Wars technologies have entered the real scientific world of experimental atmospheric researchers. Traditional meteorological wind measurements (e.g. … Continue reading

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