More than just a ceilometer, the Vaisala CL61 uses first-of-its-kind technology to provide refined profiling data and detect liquid/frozen depolarization, dust, and volcanic ash — in any weather, 24/7.
Delivering the most comprehensive insights in the industry, CL61 is a high-performance light detection and ranging (LiDAR) instrument with depolarization measurement capable of unattended operation in all conditions.
In addition to basic ceilometer reporting, the CL61 offers depolarization measurement that enables differentiation between solid, liquid, or mixed-phase clouds and precipitation, providing ready-to-use information for atmospheric characterization.
The CL61 complements already-existing research lidars and can be added on to build hybrid ceilometer networks for more accurate weather modeling and situational awareness.
Work smarter with vertical profiling to get more detailed atmospheric data and insights than ever before from your operational network.
Modern ceilometer technology is changing the game by providing new insights for greater safety and sustainability. Join us in this webinar and find out what the newest ceilometers can do.
Vaisala ceilometers detect smoke originating in North America that travel all the way to Europe and form large smoke plumes when the winds blow from certain appropriate direction.
Volcanic ash is both easily convected upward within the plume and carried downwind for very long distances. As it falls out of suspension, it can potentially affect communities across hundreds, or even thousands, of square kilometers.
The Canary Islands, and especially the island of La Palma, has been experiencing the volcanic eruption of Cumbre Vieja since September 2021. Vaisala’s Lidar Ceilometer CL61 with depolarization capability has been measuring the volcanic ash layers aloft since end of October.
Get to know the first-of-its-kind sensor combining standard ceilometer measurements with advanced depolarization and particle differentiation.
CL61’s unrivaled atmospheric data makes any airport more informed, safer, and more efficient.
Unrivaled visibility into atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) and pollutants improves urban and industrial projects anywhere.
The need for meteorological networks to provide high-quality profiling data is on the rise to improve today’s numerical weather prediction models. Get in touch to learn more about how the CL61 ceilometer can benefit your network and data reporting capabilities.