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LUFFT Ceilometer CHM8k Cloud Height Monitor

Categories: Ceilometers, Weather & Meteorological Instrumentation,

The Lufft CHM8k ceilometer is a simple, one-wavelength backscatter LiDAR. Within its operating range of up to 8 kilometers it reliably detects multiple cloud layers, cloud bases and cloud penetration depths. Excellent signal performance is achieved by a stable wavelength, narrow line width microchip. It allows an efficient daylight suppression and minimised temperature fluctuations. The used pulse energy and frequency of the laser results in a eye-safe operating mode and an instrument classification as laser class 1M product. The CH8k’s user-friendly design and easy handling, makes it ideal for unattended and continuous operation. Either being used as sophisticated aerosol research instrument or being integrated in a larger networking operation, the CHM 8k is a state-of-the-art solution for today´s manifold requirements for atmospheric research.

Features include:

  • Rugged housing and service-friendly operation
  • Robust against fogging, precipitation, freezing or overheating
  • Robust against saturation problems due to fog, low stratus clouds that can occur in single axis ceilometers
  • High accuracy and simultaneous measurements of several parameters
  • No compromises with regards to functions/ quality compared to CHM15k
  • Standard Interfaces: RS485 (ASCII communication); LAN (Web-Interface, (S-)FTP, NetTools)
  • Optional Interfaces: DSL modem, RS232 for service


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Juliet Browning

My name is Juliet and my role at TES is to manage our Meteorological, AQMS and Teledyne API products. I have a bachelor degree in biomedical science and have spent the last 7 years as an environmental division manager in water monitoring. I am continuing to develop my knowledge across the air quality industry to provide our customers and team with the most up to date and relevant information available. You can contact me at the Sydney office or on my mobile: 0421 875 646.

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