January 12, 2021
Vaisala redefines cloud measurement with launch of Ceilometer CL61, offering the most comprehensive insights in the industry
The first-of-its-kind lidar-based atmospheric measurement device provides atmospheric, cloud height, and mixing layer data with depolarization.
Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement, today announced the launch of Vaisala Lidar Ceilometer CL61, an unprecedented lidar ceilometer that improves standard ceilometer reporting by leveraging depolarization technology, providing more refined and accurate data for greater situational awareness.
“With today’s constantly changing climate, meteorological organizations, environmental protection agencies, and airports need greater ceilometer performance to enable more accurate weather modeling,” said Samuli Hänninen, VP, Products and Technologies, Weather and Environment, Vaisala. “Our state-of-the-art ceilometer breaks through the ceiling in this meteorological technology to deliver high-quality profiling data that provides the insights needed to improve numerical weather prediction (NWP) models, understand icing conditions, and track particles such as smoke, volcanic ash, or sand plumes.”
CL61 leverages Vaisala’s unparalleled weather intelligence technologies to deliver uninterrupted, comprehensive, round-the-clock profiling data — even in the harshest weather conditions — for improved understanding of atmospheric conditions. The data provided by the instrument can be used to correct air quality modeling, provide data verification, and enable nowcasting for safer air travel and operations. CL61 also features enhanced single-lens optics, significantly improving signal-to-noise ratio, to provide high-resolution backscatter profiles — all in a cost-efficient design.
Vaisala Lidar Ceilometer CL61 benefits include:
“Today’s meteorological networks need to provide more detailed, accurate, and reliable atmospheric data and insights than ever before,” said Johanna Lentonen, Director, Weather Instruments, Weather and Environment, Vaisala. “The flexible and cost-effective CL61 was designed with these requirements in mind to empower decision-makers in weather, aviation, air quality management, and research institutes to integrate the device into existing networks and establish new networks as well as measurement campaigns.”
Vaisala has been pioneering ceilometer technology since the 1980s, and there are now thousands of Vaisala ceilometers installed in more than 110 countries. For more information about Vaisala Lidar Ceilometer CL61 or the company’s other weather sensors and stations, please visit www.vaisala.com.
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