ceil: Ceilometer

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.

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

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2018

Won H and M Ahn. 2018. "Effects of Dynamic Range and Sampling Rate of an Infrared Thermometer to the Accuracy of the Cloud Detection." Remote Sensing, 10(7), 10.3390/rs10071049.

PZ, M Alvarado, C Chiu, S DeSzoeke, C Fairall, G Feingold, A Freedman, S Ghan, J Haywood, P Kollias, E Lewis, G McFarquhar, A McComiskey, D Mechem, T Onasch, J Redemann, D Romps, D Turner, H Wang, R Wood, S Yuter, and P Zhu. 2018. Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds (LASIC) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-018.

de Boer G. 2018. Profiling at Oliktok Point to Enhance Year of Polar Prediction Experiments (POPEYE) Science Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Research facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-021.

Yang F, E Luke, P Kollias, A Kostinski, and A Vogelmann. 2018. "Scaling of Drizzle Virga Depth With Cloud Thickness for Marine Stratocumulus Clouds." Geophysical Research Letters, 45(8), 10.1029/2018GL077145.
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Matrosov S and D Turner. 2018. "Retrieving mean temperature of atmospheric liquid water layers using microwave radiometer measurements." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 35(5), 10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0179.1.
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Ishida H, Y Oishi, K Morita, K Moriwaki, and T Nakajima. 2018. "Development of a support vector machine based cloud detection method for MODIS with the adjustability to various conditions." Remote Sensing of Environment, 205, 10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.003.

2017

Li S, E Joseph, Q Min, B Yin, R Sakai, and M Payne. 2017. "Remote sensing of PM2.5 during cloudy and nighttime periods using ceilometer backscatter." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10(6), 10.5194/amt-10-2093-2017.

Painemal D, J Chiu, P Minnis, C Yost, X Zhou, M Cadeddu, E Eloranta, E Lewis, R Ferrare, and P Kollias. 2017. "Aerosol and cloud microphysics covariability in the northeast Pacific boundary layer estimated with ship-based and satellite remote sensing observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(4), 10.1002/2016JD025771.
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2016

Burns D, P Kollias, A Tatarevic, A Battaglia, and S Tanelli. 2016. "The performance of the EarthCARE Cloud Profiling Radar in marine stratiform clouds." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(24), 10.1002/2016JD025090.

Kalesse H, G DeBoer, A Solomon, M Oue, M Ahlgrimm, D Zhang, M Shupe, E Luke, and A Protat. 2016. "Understanding Rapid Changes in Phase Partitioning between Cloud Liquid and Ice in Stratiform Mixed-Phase Clouds: An Arctic Case Study." Monthly Weather Review, 144(12), 10.1175/mwr-d-16-0155.1.
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