Latest CWS Weather Monitoring Software is Now Offered with Cloud Base Suite

Press Release Summary:

  • Cloud base suit is embedded into WeatherMaster Software™, the Weather MicroServer™ and weather display console
  • Helps in determining whether the pilots using visual flight rules or instrument flight rules for take-off landing
  • Cloud base height can be measured using ceilometers and from surface measurement of air temperature and humidity by calculating lifted condensation level

Original Press Release:

Cloud Base Measurement Added to CWS Weather Monitoring

Cloud Base has been added to the suite of available measurements with the CWS monitoring options including WeatherMaster Software™, the Weather MicroServer™, and coming soon to the Weather Display Console. This feature was requested by our long-time customer CW Price, a supplier to the aviation industry based in South Africa.

An important meteorological variable for aviation safety, cloud base can help determine whether pilots may use visual flight rules or instrument flight rules for take-off and landing.

The height of the cloud base can be measured using a ceilometer, an expensive piece of equipment. Alternatively, The US Federal Aviation Administration, and other agencies, suggest a calculated measurement to estimate the cloud base from surface measurements of air temperature and humidity by calculating the lifted condensation level.

The calculated parameter of cloud base is available with any CWS weather station that measures air temperature and relative humidity.

Please note: CWS weather stations are not FAA certified.

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