Vaisala Graphical User Interface for Ceilometers CL-VIEW is designed to be optimal for receiving, storing, visualizing and analyzing data. It is an independent data collection, storage and presentation program designed for Vaisala´s laser ceilometers.
Vaisala Graphical User Interface for Ceilometers CL-VIEW is an independent data collection, storage and presentation program designed for Vaisala's CL51, CL31, CT25K and CT75K Laser Ceilometers. The Ceilometer model's CT12K and LD40 are also partially supported.
The CL-VIEW program runs on a PC with Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows Vista or earlier operating systems, providing all conveniences of a graphical user interface. Menus, option screens, icons and help texts make the program easy and fast to use. Communication between the ceilometer and the PC is arranged via a direct RS-232 serial line or, at longer distances, via a modem. The CL-VIEW is designed to be optimal for receiving, storing, visualizing and analyzing data.
The software is very flexible, and it can be tailored to suit operators' needs. The graphical presentations include cloud detection, cloud intensity and backscatter profile graphs. In all three graphs also numerical cloud height information, ceilometer status, log status along with time and date are displayed. If the ceilometer is equipped with the Sky Condition option, this message content can be viewed either in the main window or in a separate window. It provides cloud layer height and information in either text or symbolic format. CL-VIEW has an internal Terminal program, which can be used to check the instrument status and change the internal parameters of ceilometer.