The Raman spectroscopy technique has been developed by scientists in the laboratory for remotely detecting specific gases in the atmosphere. Raymetrics has received sufficient industry interest to begin turning this technique into an operational product.
Cloud base height is currently measured using ceilometers, which are in reality low spec LIDAR systems. LIDAR is therefore already the standard method of determining cloud base height.
Aerosol LIDARs can provide visibility measurement, including Slant Visual Range (SVR - visibility up the glide slope), Runway Visual Range (RVR), and Vertical Optical Range (VOR - visibility at the decision point). LIDARs offer remote detection, augmenting current sensors wherever visibility is an issue, including for airports, ports, and oil platforms. Using the same principle, they are also capable of detecting incoming fog.
3D scanning LIDARs are now being used by open-pit mines and other heavy industries to track and better understand airborne pollution problems. Since 2011 Raymetrics has been providing remote dust tracking services to industry.
The Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) is important for everything from climate to air quality studies. LIDARs with high spatial and temporal resolution can monitor the PBL in a high amount of detail using aerosols as tracers.
Relative humidity (RH) is a crucial parameter for atmospheric research and Meteorology, as it represents the current state of water vapor and ambient air related to saturation. The interest in the role of RH in the modification of aerosol, precipitation and cloud microphysics, including CCN formation, has recently increased mainly due to the crucial role of aerosol–cloud interactions in climate change. Raymetrics Lidars offer 24/7 monitoring of Atmospheric RH.
Suspended sand and dust generates semi-permanent patterns of local and regional scales that persist in the atmosphere for several days. Moreover dust can be transported downwind affecting regions hundreds to thousands of kilometers away. The distance of transport is mainly depending on the meteorological conditions in the free atmosphere.
Many scientific studies have proclaimed the feasibility of using a LIDAR to detect wildfires. As a LIDAR manufacturer with more than a decade of experience, Raymetrics has begun working to turn this scientifically proposed method into a reality using a modified 3D scanning LIDAR.
The 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption caused massive disruption to air traffic. Many other volcanic events are continuously causing severe disturbance to world air traffic such as cancellation of flights and closing of airspaces and airports, in Latin America, Asia, North America, Australia among others.
Since beginning operations in 2002, Raymetrics core clients has been the atmospheric research community. The company has since maintained close ties with academia over the years in order to continue developing high-innovation products suitable for top quality research.
Accurate profiling of atmospheric temperature and humidity is a prerequisite for many meteorological studies, including nowcasting, model evaluation, and assimilation. Unfortunately, existing instrumentation lacks either the temporal or vertical resolution required for such application. To fill this gap, Raymetrics S.A., a global leader in lidar (lidar detection and ranging) technology, is developing a new state-of-the-art temperature and humidity lidar instrument. Based on the lidar technique the new product...
Raymetrics hosts its own modeling system, namely the RFS (Raymetrics integrated Forecasting System), which uses proprietary algorithms to integrate all available data streams and numerical models and provide optimal estimates of the atmospheric state .