Measurement : Cloud base height

For a given cloud or cloud layer, the lowest level of the atmosphere where cloud properties are detectable.

Categories
Cloud Properties

Instruments

The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • ARM Instruments
    • BLC : Belfort Laser Ceilometer
    • CEIL : Ceilometer
    • IRSI : Infra-Red Sky Imager
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar
    • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler
    • RL : Raman Lidar
  • External Instruments
    • NCEPGFS : National Centers for Environment Prediction Global Forecast System
    • NOAASURF : NOAA Surface Meteorology Data, collected by NWS and NCDC
    • RUC : Rapid Update Cycle Model Data
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • AERIPLUS-UWISC : AERIPLUS-University of Wisconsin
    • CO2LIDAR : Carbon Dioxide Doppler Lidar
    • CEIL-UMIAMI : Ceilometer(University of Miami)
    • CIR : Cloud Infrared Radiometer
    • MPLCMASK : Cloud mask from Micropulse Lidar
    • IRSI : Infra-Red Sky Imager
    • MIRAI : JAMSTEC Research Vessel Mirai
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar
    • MPL-AIR : Micropulse Lidar- Airborne
    • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler
    • LBTM-MINNIS : Minnis Cloud Products Using LBTM Algorithm
    • VISST : Minnis Cloud Products Using Visst Algorithm
    • RONBROWN : NOAA Research Vessel Ron Brown
    • NOAASURF : NOAA Surface Meteorology Data, collected by NWS and NCDC
    • MPLNOR : Normalized Backscatter Profiles from the Micropulse Lidar
    • NAWX : NRC Airborne W and X Band Radar
    • MMCR94PSU : Penn State 94GHz MMCR
    • PARSL : PNNL's Atmospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory
    • RL : Raman Lidar
    • RLPROF : Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles
    • MMCR94MIAMI : University of Miami 94GHz MMCR

Value-Added Products

Datastreams

  • CEIL : Ceilometer Datastreams
    • CEIL : Ceilometer (CEIL): cloud-base heights
  • RUC : Rapid Update Cycle Model Data Datastreams
    • RUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: daily isobaric analysis data, 20 km resolution
    • ALLRUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric main analysis data, 20-km resolution
    • ALLRUC40ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric main analysis data, 40-km resolution
    • SYNRUC20ISOB : Rapid Update Cycle (RUC) model: isobaric output, 20 km grid, averaged to 40 km
  • NCEPGFS : National Centers for Environment Prediction Global Forecast System Datastreams
  • NOAASURF : NOAA Surface Meteorology Data, collected by NWS and NCDC Datastreams
    • 60NWSSURF : National Weather Service (NWS) surface meteorology data: 60-minute averages
  • MPL : Micropulse Lidar Datastreams
    • MPLPS : Micropulse Lidar: polarization of atmosphere
    • MPL : Micropulse Lidar (MPL): cloud base and top heights
    • MPLPOL : Micropulse Lidar (MPL) polarized: cloud base and top heights
  • BLC : Belfort Laser Ceilometer Datastreams
    • BLC : Belfort Laser Ceilometer (BLC): 30-s avgs of cloud base heights at up to 3 levels
    • BLCPROF : Belfort Laser Ceilometer (BLC): profiles
  • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer Profiler Datastreams
    • MWRP : Microwave Radiometer data (MWR Profiles - QME), water vapor, temp, cloud liquid water, precip water retrievals