ceilometer network Articles

  • Ceilometer Network ALICEnet - Case Study

    ALICEnet is a network of measuring stations operated by Italian research institutions and environmental authorities to improve the multidisciplinary use of environmental data. It is able to generate an atmospheric profile in real time, carried out by automatic Lidar ceilometers (ALC) installed throughout Italy. A database with measurement results from previous studies is also provided (yellow ALC ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Cloud simulation instead of data cloud: the CHM Simulator

    MARWIS as all-rounder: the new CHM Simulator is able to simulate clouds with the help of the sensor which is normally used for traffic meteorology applications. The name of the simulator equipment refers to the cloud height sensor CHM 15k, ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Sahara Dust pollutes Southern Greece – this is how Lufft Ceilometers can help

    Information related to the range resolved aerosol-cloud physical properties appears to be mandatory for our better understanding of the atmospheric dynamics, air quality and climate change. Recently, the Southern part of Greece  suffered from a severe Saharan Dust outbreak. The dust had been driven across the Mediterranean due to strong south winds. The island of Crete was mostly affected by ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Lufft ceilometers used in large meteo networks of DWD & KNMI - Case Study

    In 2015, two big tenders were won by Lufft – one from the “KNMI” (Dutch Royal Weather Service), and the other one from the biggest German Weather Service “DWD” (“Deutscher Wetterdienst”). Both of them were looking for a cloud height sensor capable of measurements up to 12 kilometers into the sky.  The Lufft CHM 15k can detect different cloud layers ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • KNMI purchased 50 units of CHM15k - Case Study

    Long before automated weather stations were available, weather and clouds were already observed visually by officially trained and certified meteorological observers. Today, there are still human observers active in many weather services around the globe. Observers look at the sky and estimate cloud fraction in octa and the height of the cloud base. This provides essential information for ...


    By OTT HydroMet

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