The CS135 LIDAR Ceilometer measures cloud height and vertical visibility for meteorological and aviation applications.
Using LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology, the instrument transmits fast, low-power laser pulses into the atmosphere and detects back-scattered returns from clouds and aerosols above the instrument.
The CS135 complies with CAA and ICAO guidance and meets or exceeds all recommendations and specifications. (This includes CAP437, CAP670, and CAP746.)
Tilt capability to 24° allows the sensor to be operated anywhere in the world without the sun shining directly into the lens.
Benefits and Features
Robust, reliable Campbell Scientific electronics
Mixing Layer Height assessment for air quality applications (feature requires a key to unlock at extra charge)
Reports cloud height and cover to WMO and ICAO recommendations
Three year extended warranty available on this product
State-of-the-art signal processing
Bird spike kit available as optional feature to deter birds from perching on the CS135
Made in UK by Campbell Scientific Limited
Stratocumulus based calibration
Continuous comparison between two internal clocks for confidence in reliable operation