Professor Tina Katopodes Chow is one of the principal investigators on Perdigão, a field project in Portugal that will measure wind at an unprecedented resolution, both in time and space, as it moves through a more topographically diverse study area.
The experiment aims to help scientists improve their understanding of the basic physics of wind in the boundary layer (the lowest few hundred feet of the atmosphere).
The completed data set will also serve as a new, more detailed, and more complex benchmark for testing the accuracy of the next generation of wind models.
Chow will partner with colleagues in Europe and the US, and with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
See Capturing a Detailed Portrait of Wind (NCAR/UCAR AtmosNews)
See Atmospheric scientists conduct field experiment to study wind flow over complex mountain terrain (NSF press release 6/2/17)