|Participant||G. Lufft GmbH|
The Lufft CHM 15k ceilometer is a simple, one-wavelength backscatter lidar. Within its operating range of up to 15 kilometers it reliably detects multiple cloud layers, cirrus clouds, and aerosol layers. High signal performance is achieved by a stable wavelength, narrow line width microchip Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm. It allows an efficient daylight suppression and minimized temperature fluctuations. The used pulse energy and frequency of the laser results in an eye-safe operating mode and an instrument classification as laser class 1M product.Furthermore, the CHM 15k is characterized by a user-friendly design and easy handling, both important for unattended and continuous operation.
Further details can be found on the manufacturer´s website: www.lufft.com/en/products/optical-sensors/ceilometer-chm-15k-nimbus-835000/
The CHM 15k ceilometer will be used to provide quicklooks of the vertical atmospheric structure. These complementary obseraction will help optimize the measurement schedual and plan campaign flights.