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The Halo Photonics Stream Line LiDAR system offers ultimate flexibility in deployment options, range setting adjustment, all-sky scanning, de-polarisation and real-time Doppler processing out to 12km.

A Halo Photonics LiDAR system has operated continuously (24/7) at the Chilbolton Observatory since late 2006. It was originally set up to point vertically, but since the initial delivery, it has been upgraded with a dual polarisation measuring capability, a simple 1-axis tilting scanner and 100% duty-cycle data capture to 10km.

 



Images courtesy of The Radar group at the University of Reading

Live data quicklooks and a complete data archive are available from the Radar group website.

 
Urban boundary layer studies. The data below was collected using the UFAM Halo LiDAR located in Westminster, London - UK  during October 2007. The system was housed in a van, and was left unattended but controllable using remote access software.


Courtesy of Janet Barlow at the University of Reading


 
Doppler LiDAR comparison with a direct detection ceilometer.
 
Data from the direct detection CT75K ceilometer, which is co-located with the Halo LiDAR at the Chilbolton Observatory.
 
Data from the Halo LiDAR for the same time period as above.

 
A thunder storm outflow observed at the COPS experiment.
 
 

Intercomparison with a large, high-powered system.
 

 

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