MIRAI MR03-K02 Cloud Ceiling

Last Modified: 2012-12-25
: MR03-K02
: Raw
: Cloud base height
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Instrument:
Ceilometer
Ceilometer is the system that measures cloud base height by laser pulse emitted vertically.
Up to three levels of cloud base can be detected by measuring the change of strength of backscatter signal.
And the cloud base height is calculated from the elapsed time from laser pulse emission to backscatter detection.
In case the cloud base is obscured, it measures the vertical visibility.
Manufacturer: Vaisala Inc.
Type: CT25K Ver2.01
Serial number: T18102
Measurement range: up to 7500m
Resolution: 15m
Sampling rate: 15-120 seconds available (60sec as default)
Accuracy: +-2% or +-1/2 * Resolution
Location: Compass deck bow side (18 meters high from sea surface)
Recording software: CT-VIEW Ver1.05 (before MR01-K04)
CT-VIEW Ver2.10 (MR01-K05 or later)
(1) File naming rule for CYMMDDHH.DAT(Ver1.05) and AYMMDDHH.DAT(Ver2.10).
C or A : Fixed as 'C' or 'A'
Y : Year in 1 digit
MM : Recording start month (UTC)
DD : Recording start day (UTC)
HH : Recording start time (UTC)
(2) Adjustment for the height : No sea surface level adjustment is applied to the raw data.
(3) Invalid data information : Ceilometer data files include the invalid data in this cruise as follows.
Date/Time : Date,Time data is invalid
Format : Format error data
DataLack : Lack of data
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File name Date,Time
File name Date,Time Remarks

A3060100.DAT20030601,195901-A3060512.DAT20030605,120208DataLack
: MR03-K02
: Raw
: Cloud base height
:
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD BASE

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File names
A3052100.DAT
A3052200.DAT
A3052300.DAT
A3052400.DAT
A3052500.DAT
A3052600.DAT
A3052700.DAT
A3052800.DAT
A3052900.DAT
A3053000.DAT
A3053100.DAT
A3060100.DAT
A3060512.DAT
A3060600.DAT
: MR03-K02
: Raw

Ceiling Raw

The record length of the data file is 56 bytes.
No. Column Content Format Remarks
1 1 - 8 Date i4,i2,i2 YYYYMMDD (UTC)
2 10 - 15 Time i2,i2,i2 hhmmss (UTC)
3 17 - 19 Unit ID a3 Fixed as 'CT0'
4 20 - 21 Software version i2 Version of operating software
5 22 Data status i1 1: Cloud base height/vertical visibility data
2: Cloud base height/vertical visibility, backscatter signal
6: Cloud base height/vertical visibility, cloud amount/height of cloud layer
7: Cloud base height/vertical visibility, backscatter signal, cloud amount/height of cloud layer
6 23 Spare character a1
7 25 Detection status i1 0: Clear
1: One cloud base detected
2: Two cloud bases detected
3: Three cloud bases detected
4: Full obscuration determined but no cloud base detected
5: Some obscuration detected but determined to transparent
8 26 Warning and alarm information a1 0: Self-check OK
W: At least one warning active, no alarms
A: At least one alarm active
See No.12;observation information
9 28 - 32 Lowest cloud base height or vertical visibility i5 In the case of detection status is 1,2 or 3: Lowest cloud base height
In the case of detection status is 4: Calculation of vertical visibility
In the case of detection status is 0 or 5: /////
Unit: See No.12;observation information
10 34 - 38 Second lowest cloud base height or highest signal detected i5 In the case of detection status is 2 or 3: Second lowest cloud base height
In the case of detection status is 4: Maximum height that a signal was detected
In the case of detection status is 0,1 or 5: /////
Unit: See No.12;observation information
11 40 - 44 Highest cloud base height i5 In the case of detection status is 3: Highest cloud base height
In the case of detection status is 0,1,2,4,5: /////
Unit: See No.12;observation information
12 46 - 53 Observation information a8 *1
13 55 - 56 Terminator a2 CR+LF
*1: Observation information
The information is presented using 8 bytes characters. Each character, indicated in hexadecimal character, shows the following meanings;
Byte Hexadecimal character (o:on, -:off) Message(A:alarm, W:warning)
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
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Laser temperature high or low(W)
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Internal temperature high or low(W)
Voltage high or low(W)
Relative Humidity is > 85%(W)
Receiver cross-talk compensation poor(W)
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Manual settings are effective
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Update History

2012-12-25
An observation data was registerd.