Cloud height - CL61

CL61 User Guide

Document code
M212475EN
Revision
D
Language
English (United States)
Product
CL61
Document type
User guide

The basic function of the lidar ceilometer is to report cloud base height. Clouds have a large signal in the attenuated backscatter profile. The cloud algorithm searches the profiles for cloud signals. The cloud signal is based on the signal strength and strength of the change in order to report the cloud. The lidar ceilometer reports the base height of the cloud as that is the most important value for the user.