Sahara Dust pollutes Southern Greece – this is how Lufft Ceilometers can help

In March 2018, the Southern part of Greece suffered from a severe Saharan Dust outbreak. The dust had been driven across the Mediterranean due to strong south winds. By means of the Lufft CHM 15k ceilometer, it could be monitored professionally…

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The new Lufft cloud height sensor is market-ready!

Since 2011, the CHM 15k cloud height sensor has been part of the Lufft portfolio – initially as Jenoptik retail product. Since 2014 it has been an integral part of the Lufft range of optical sensors. Over the years, however, we have discovered that the CHM 15k cloud height sensor doesn’t meet all demands. The idea to develop a “smaller” and at the same time more affordable version was born…

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A cloud sensor measuring more than just clouds: The CHM 15k

Atmospheric and non-atmospheric parameters in the air space challenge researchers, weather services and airports. Although these applications pursue different targets, there’s one sensor system, satisfying all of those users: the CHM 15k. It scans the atmosphere in heights of up to 15 km and detects clouds, molecules, boundary layers, droplets, visibilities and aerosols through backscattering. The three following application examples with impressive measurement results prove its functionality and flexibility.

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Vulcano eruptions and their influence on air traffic

Vulcano ash clouds can have a huge influence on the air traffic, as shown in 2010, when an Icelandic volcano brought the European air traffic to a standstill. The following blog post gives some information on this event and explains, which consequences were derived from it…

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