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Lidar (light detection and ranging) devices model wind profiles by sending out signals and picking up the 'backscatter' created when these signals bounce off airborne particles in their path, much like a fine-grain radar system.

How lidar works

Lidar (light detection and ranging) devices model wind profiles by sending out signals and picking up the 'backscatter' created when these signals bounce off airborne particles in their path, much like a fine-grain radar system.

Lidar (light detection and ranging) devices model wind profiles by sending out signals and picking up the 'backscatter' created when these signals bounce off airborne particles in their path, much like a fine-grain radar system.