The ceilometer (CEIL) is a remote-sensing instrument that measures cloud height, vertical visibility, and potential backscatter signals by aerosols. It detects up to three cloud layers simultaneously. Operating through a maximum vertical range of 7700 m, the CEIL transmits near-infrared pulses of light and the receiver detects the light scattered back by clouds and precipitation.
ceil > CeilometerInstrument Type(s) > Baseline • External • Guest
|Facility Name||Start Date|
|Central Facility, Barrow AK||1997-12-11|
|Gunnison, CO; AMF2 (main site for SAIL)||2021-07-01|
|Houston, TX; AMF1 (main site for TRACER)||2021-08-04|
|Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal||2013-09-29|
|Central Facility, Lamont, OK||1997-09-14|
|Developed By||Ewan OConnor | Reijo Roinonen|
|Content time range||11 October 1996 - 26 September 2022|
|Attribute accuracy||No formal attribute accuracy tests were conducted|
|Positional accuracy||No formal positional accuracy tests were conducted|
|Data Consistency and Completeness||Threshold on signal to noise.|
|Access Restriction||No access constraints are associated with this data.|
|Use Restriction||Please notify PI when using data.|
|File naming convention||standard ARM file naming convention|
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