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ceil > CeilometerInstrument Type(s) > Baseline • External • Guest

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.

Primary Derived Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

2021

Petäjä T, K Tabakova, A Manninen, E Ezhova, E O’Connor, D Moisseev, V Sinclair, J Backman, J Levula, K Luoma, A Virkkula, M Paramonov, M Räty, M Äijälä, L Heikkinen, M Ehn, M Sipilä, T Yli-Juuti, A Virtanen, M Ritsche, N Hickmon, G Pulik, D Rosenfeld, D Worsnop, J Bäck, M Kulmala, and V Kerminen. 2021. "Influence of biogenic emissions from boreal forests on aerosol–cloud interactions." Nature Geoscience, , 10.1038/s41561-021-00876-0.

Wainwright C, R Chang, and D Richter. 2021. "Aerosol activation in radiation fog at the Atmospheric Radiation Program Southern Great Plains site." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(22), e2021JD035358, 10.1029/2021JD035358.

Jensen M, V Ghate, D Wang, D Apoznanski, M Bartholomew, S Giangrande, K Johnson, and M Thieman. 2021. "Contrasting characteristics of open- and closed-cellular stratocumulus cloud in the eastern North Atlantic." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21(19), 10.5194/acp-21-14557-2021.
Research Highlight

Riihimaki L, X Li, Z Hou, and L Berg. 2021. "Improving prediction of surface solar irradiance variability by integrating observed cloud characteristics and machine learning." Solar Energy, 225, 10.1016/j.solener.2021.07.047.

Helbig M, T Gerken, E Beamesderfer, D Baldocchi, T Banerjee, S Biraud, W Brown, N Brunsell, E Burakowski, S Burns, B Butterworth, W Chan, K Davis, A Desai, J Fuentes, D Hollinger, N Kljun, M Mauder, K Novick, J Perkins, D Rahn, C Rey-Sanchez, J Santanello, R Scott, B Seyednasrollah, P Stoy, R Sullivan, J de Arellano, S Wharton, C Yi, and A Richardson. 2021. "Integrating continuous atmospheric boundary layer and tower-based flux measurements to advance understanding of land-atmosphere interactions." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 307, 108509, 10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108509.


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