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Characteristics and performance of Vaisala's new CT75K lidar ceilometer
Author(s): Anna-Maija Karkkainen; Antti K. Piironen; Tero Kaehkoenen; Jan Loennqvist
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Paper Abstract

A backscatter lidar for unattended, stand-alone eye-safe operation has been developed by Vaisala. The design of the CT75K lidar ceilometer takes advantage of volume-produced optics, electronics, software, and mechanics. The CT75K combines four identical optical subassemblies of the standard 7.5 km ceilometer in an array and operates them in synchronous mode. Examples of cirrus cloud and boundary layer measurements are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3104, Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring, (26 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275133
Show Author Affiliations
Anna-Maija Karkkainen, Vaisala OY (Finland)
Antti K. Piironen, Vaisala OY (Finland)
Tero Kaehkoenen, Vaisala OY (Finland)
Jan Loennqvist, Vaisala OY (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3104:
Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring
Jean-Pierre Wolf, Editor(s)

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