Doppler weather radars can be employed to determine wind profiles at a high temporal resolution. Several algorithms and quality ensuring procedures for the extraction of wind profiles from radar volume data have been published. A comparison and verification of the extracted wind profiles has been performed at KNMI. The observation minus background statistics of the weather radar wind profiles against the Hirlam NWP model are at least as good as those of the radiosonde profiles. This result clearly demonstrates the high quality of weather radar wind profiles.
I Holleman, H Benschop, J van der Meulen. Upper Air Wind Measurements by Weather Radar
2005, 0, WMO