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.
Active Instrument Locations
|Facility Name||Instrument Start Date|
|Marshall, OK (Extended)||2020-01-17|
|Central Facility, Barrow AK||1997-12-11|
|Central Facility, Lamont, OK||1997-09-14|
|Oliktok Point, Alaska; AMF3||2015-08-01|
|Ashton, KS (Extended)||2020-01-17|
|Graciosa Island, Azores, Portugal||2013-09-29|
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