Accession Number : ADA113650

Title :   The Visioceilometer: A Portable Visibility and Cloud Ceiling Height Lidar.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND WSMR NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lentz,W J

PDF Url : ADA113650

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A hand-held visibility and cloud ceiling height lidar based on the AN/GVS-5 laser rangefinder will be described. This militarized, battery-operated lidar automatically calculates visibility based on the Klett solution of the lidar equation. Visibilities from 10 to 199,999 m and cloud ceiling heights from 50 to 3000 m may be calculated. The measurements from this visioceilometer have been favorably compared to visibilities derived from larger lidars, balloon-borne particle counters, and transmissometers. The entire unit weighs less than 14 lb. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cloud height indicators, Visibility, Range finding, Portable equipment, Optical radar, Ceiling, Accuracy, Measuring instruments, Performance(Engineering), Hand held, Fog, Infrared lasers, Slant range, Transmissometers, Extinction

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE