cloud height sensor Articles

  • 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

  • Meteorological Technology World - Sensing Change

    In the latest issue of Meteorological Technology World you can find a lot of information about our new optical sensors, the SHM30 snow height/depth sensor and the CHM15k cloud height sensor as well as the new product developments. Sensing Change... A new snow height sensor equipped with multipoint laser measurement technology – three separate modules to prevent data loss in ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • The new Lufft cloud height sensor is market-ready!

    Since 2011, the CHM 15k cloud height sensor has been part of the Lufft portfolio – initially as Jenoptik retail product. Since 2014 it has been an integral part of the Lufft range of ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Lufft sensors now officially approved for airports in Ukraine

    Background info There are 16 international civil airports in Ukraine. At the moment only 10 of them are in operation. A major modernization and restoration program for airports is currently underway in the country. This includes the construction of new runways and the reorganization of aviation weather services. In this context, all existing AWOS (Automated Airport Weather ...


    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

  • Discover the Fascinating World of Aerospace: ILA Trade Show in Berlin

    The ILA has developed over time to become a leading event for the aerospace industry. This year, it will take place at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport from 1st to 4th June 2016 once again providing an important meeting place for decision makers from politics, aviation business, science and research. We are represented at the shared booth of industry ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Safe Landings Whatever the Weather: Lufft Sensors on Airports

    Pilots, air traffic controllers and airport operators do their best to make air travel safer and more efficient. Sometimes, however, flight security depends on external factors we can hardly influence. This especially refers to risky weather conditions: Strong winds, icy cold or strong precipitation can have serious consequences. On average, 23% of all aircraft accidents and 68% of canceled ...


    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

  • Intersolar Europe 2017 in Munich: Swabian solar experts united at booth A3.460

    This year’s Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners, will take place between May 31 and June 2, 2017 at the Neue Messe München – and we will be on-site for you! You can find us on the joint booth of Baden-Württemberg International with the number A3.460. Here we present a selection of our ...


    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

  • What does Vienna’s water supply have to do with the snow depth in the Alps?

    Lots of snow, but only a few measuring stations Where most of the snow falls, which is the case in difficult-to-reach mountains, there are exceedingly few measuring stations. Experts estimated that up to 50 percent of the annual precipitation in Austria is expected to be snow in the Austrian Alps. Apart from individual mountain stations, many measuring devices are located in the valley ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • What does Vienna’s water supply have to do with the snow depth of the Alps?

    The water supply of the city of Vienna stems from high-source water pipelines of the Lower Austrian-Styrian Alps. Here, snow depth measurements play a major role. In the following, we explain, why this is so relevant and how it is monitored… The snow depth is not only important in ski resorts. Experts estimate that up to 50 percent of annual precipitation falls ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • What does Vienna’s water supply have to do with the snow depth of the Alps?

    The water supply of the city of Vienna stems from high-source water pipelines of the Lower Austrian-Styrian Alps. Here, snow depth measurements play a major role. In the following, we explain, why this is so relevant and how it is monitored… ...


    By OTT HydroMet

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