Raymetrics' software now performs auto-picking of cloud base (and other atmospheric layers, such as the PBL or aerosol layers). Automatic particle distinction is also available (may require system upgrade).

Cloud base height is currently measured using ceilometers, which are in reality low spec LIDAR systems. LIDAR is therefore already the standard method of determining cloud base height. 

3D Scanning LIDARs can provide:

- Incoming cloud base for near-future forecasting

- Total cloud cover

- 3D cloud base (in case cloud is not directly above ceilometer)  

- Excellent range (up to 15km with good SNR)

- Particle distinction (dust, volcanic ash, ice/water clouds, smoke, etc)

- Remote visibility / fog detection

Ceilometer vs 3D LIDAR

Cloud base height is currently measured with ceilometers (low-spec LIDARs). Each runway often has more than one ceilometer.

A single 3D scanning LIDAR can measure total ceiling – cloud base in multiple locations - and offer forecasters information about near-future cloud base

3D Cloud Base

Example Clients / Projects

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Aviation - Slant Visual Range, Fog Detection, 3D Cloud Base
Aviation - Slant Visual Range, Fog Detection, 3D Cloud Base
Aviation - Slant Visual Range, Fog Detection, 3D Cloud Base
Civil Protection - Wildfire Detection
Civil Protection - Wildfire Detection
Civil Protection - Wildfire Detection
Meteorology - Volcanic Ash Detection, Humidity Profiling
Meteorology - Volcanic Ash Detection, Humidity Profiling
Meteorology - Volcanic Ash Detection, Humidity Profiling
Pollution Tracking - Dust Monitoring in Mines
Pollution Tracking - Dust Monitoring in Mines
Pollution Tracking - Dust Monitoring in Mines
Atmospheric Science and Research
Atmospheric Science and Research
Atmospheric Science and Research