Remote Sensing and Meteo Systems
Over the last 14 years, Raymetrics Greece has developed a range of highly customizable LIDARs suitable for academic uses, commercial uses (aviation, mining, heavy industry), and operational uses (meteorology, environmental). Their LIDARs are located all over the world, with systems in the USA, India, China, Africa, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, the UK and many more (see map). Over the years, the company has built up an extensive client list which includes such prestigious organizations as the Met Office (UK), European Space Agency (ESA), National Environment Agency (Singapore), Direccion Meteorologica de Chile, and the German Weather Service (DWD).
Together with INOESY, Raymetrics provides in Romania Lidars for: Remote visibility (SVR, VOR, RVR), 3D / remote cloud base, Fog detection, Volcanic ash definitive identification, Aerosol (and ash) layer heights, Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height, Numerical weather forecast model validation, Aerosol loading and mixing in PBL, Air Quality model remote data, Plumes, Remote humidity measurement, etc.
The Ceilometer CHM 8k / 15k from LUFFT Germany is a simple, one-wavelength backscatter lidar and is operating ranges of up to 8 kilometers and, respectively up to 15 kilometers to detect multiple cloud layers, cirrus clouds, and aerosol layers. It shows an excellent signal performance, achieved by a stable wavelength, narrow line width microchip Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm.
The Micro-Rain-Radar MRR at 24 GHz is an unique meteorological radar profiler for Doppler spectra of hydrometeors in height ranges from 15 m to 6000 m. The high resolution in time and height enables the MRR to monitor the genesis of frozen hydrometeors, the melting zone (bright band) and the formation of rain drops. With the derived rain rate the MRR offers a calibration of weather radar. In the last years, the Micro-Rain Radar has been adapted for monitoring of avalanches and volcanos.