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Scintec produces one of the most comprehensive lines of advanced atmospheric remote sensing instrumentations. This includes the famous LAP® Series Radar Wind Profilers, FAS Series Sodar Wind Profilers, RASS Temperature Profilers, as well as the industry-leading BLS and SLS Series Optical Turbulence Sensors. 

Customers of Scintec include the most respected research institutes, aeronautical industries, power plants, the military, major airports and a large number of national weather services. 

Scintec's most recent product line is AWAIRE™ Intelligent Solutions. Three suites of decision-making tools are dedicated to airport operation, air quality assessment and water management. The AWAIRE Intelligent Solutions combine upper wind, temperature and turbulence measurements with physical models, artificial intelligence and task-adapted easy-to-read data presentation. AWAIRE Intelligent Solutions provide guidance to decision makers all over the word and increase the safety, quality and sustainability of our life.

Scintec was founded in 1991 and grew through continuing scientific innovation, outstanding product design and customer-oriented philosophy. With factories in Rottenburg, Germany and Boulder, Colorado and with service points all over the world, Scintec supports more than 400 wind profiler installations and 500 optical turbulence sensing systems to date. Scintec is ISO 9001 certified since 2006.

Country: Germany
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AWAIRE Wind Analysis and Forecast System

AWAIRE Wind Analysis and Forecast System
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AWAIRE™ is a new hardware, software and service package which is designed to provide the most complete, accurate and reliable information about surface and upper winds and to bring this to airport controllers, managers, meteorologists and pilots.

AWAIRE™ uses a variety of the most advanced sensing technologies to continuously measure all relevant wind and turbulence parameters in the area of the departure and climb paths with high distance resolution, precisely and in near real-time. This includes wind speed and direction relative to the airplane as well as both, the turbulent and non-turbulent types of wind shear. The selection of adequate and complementary sounding technologies results in an operability at any weather condition, including low clouds and precipitation.

AWAIRE™, however, is much more than just measurement and display. It generates a database which can be used for better analytics and prognostics of the meteorological parameters at exactly the airport location. Unlike with conventional systems, multi-dimensional algorithms and the trained artificial intelligence finally combine the output data of the various sensors and evaluate them synergistically. This significantly increases the content and reliability of the generated decision supporting information and configurable alerts.

Finally, AWAIRE™ comprehensively displays all information in an intuitively and easily understandable visualization with configurable tools for decision making during approach and departure procedures. Past occurrences can be tracked. Airports with multiple runways are fully supported.

Key Features:

  • Decision making tool for all wind-related airport operations
  • Wind and wind shear alerts
  • Analytic and prognostic capabilities
  • Multiple sensors combined (e. g. wind profilers, lidars, radars and LLWAS)
  • Algorithms and artificial intelligence for improved information content and quality
  • Decision-supporting visualization of current, historic and prognostic data

Key Benefits:

  • Less flight delays
  • Less flight cancellations
  • Enhanced transportation capacity
  • Increased safety
  • Improved passenger comfort

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LAP®3000 Radar Wind Profiler

LAP®3000 Radar Wind Profiler
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The LAP®3000 is a radar wind profiler that reliably provides continuous and real-time vertical profiles of horizontal wind speed, wind direction, vertical wind speed and turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer and beyond.

The operation is based on the scattering of electromagnetic pulses at inhomogeneities in the air with subsequent Doppler analysis of the backscattered signal. The wind vector is derived using the beam swinging method.

The LAP®3000 radar wind profiler provides upper-air data with high resolution in time and height. It can substitute extensive radiosonde launching schemes. The LAP®3000 works automatically and is virtually maintenance free. It is economic to operate and suited for operation at unmanned, remote sites.

The new Digital IF Processor SIRP offers characteristics never found in wind profiler signal processing before. This results in higher data quality, better height coverage and more flexibility to tailor the system output to the user’s specific needs.

Key Features:

  • maximum range up to 5 km and more
  • patch array antenna
  • binary pulse coding
  • Advanced Coherent Noise Suppression ACNS
  • free positioning of range gates
  • unlimited multiple-mode capability
  • built-in system monitoring
  • RASS extension available

Key Applications:

  • air quality
  • aviation operations
  • defense
  • atmospheric boundary layer research
  • emergency response
  • global change research
  • mesoscale meteorological forecasting
  • vertical wind shear and turbulence

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LAP®8000 Radar Wind Profiler

LAP®8000 Radar Wind Profiler
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The LAP®8000 radar wind profiler reliably provides continuous and real-time vertical profiles of horizontal wind speed, wind direction, vertical wind speed and turbulence in the troposphere. Depending on the atmospheric conditions, the measurement height reaches 8 km or higher above ground level.

The operation is based on the scattering of electromagnetic pulses at inhomogeneities in the air with subsequent Doppler analysis of the backscattered signal. The wind vector is derived using the beam swinging method.

The LAP®8000 radar wind profiler provides upper-air data with high resolution in time and height. It can substitute extensive radiosonde launching schemes. The LAP®8000 is designed for durability and low maintenance requirements. It works automatically and is virtually maintenance free. It is economic to operate and suited for operation at unmanned, remote sites. The proven coaxial collinear antennas feature unmatched efficiency and withstand harsh environments. The new Digital IF Processor SIRP offers characteristics never found in wind profiler signal processing before. This results in higher data quality, better height coverage and more flexibility to tailor the system output to the user’s specific needs.

Key Features:

  • maximum range up to 8 km and more
  • durable and highly efficient antenna
  • binary pulse coding
  • Advanced Coherent Noise Suppression ACNS
  • free positioning of range gates
  • unlimited multiple-mode capability
  • built-in system monitoring
  • RASS extension available for temperature sounding

Key Applications:

  • weather analysis and forecasting
  • severe weather observations and predictions
  • aviation and rocket operations
  • aerostat and unmanned aerial vehicles support
  • atmospheric research
  • air quality monitoring and emergency response
  • global climate change studies

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LAP®12000 Radar Wind Profiler

LAP®12000 Radar Wind Profiler
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Troposphere Wind Profiler for your needs

The Scintec Wind Profiler LAP®12000 provides vertical profiles of horizontal wind speed and direction and vertical wind velocity up to 16 km above ground level (agl). When an optional Radio Acoustic Sounding System (RASS) is added to the Scintec LAP®12000, it will provide virtual temperature profiles up to 5 km agl. These altitudes are maximum values and will change dramatically depending on atmospheric conditions, profiler configuration, installation site and surrounding environment. The Scintec LAP®12000 operates fully unattended and provides continuous data with high vertical and temporal resolution. 

Software that suits your application

The flexible Scintec LAP-XM® software allows site-specific optimization of system performance, including variable temporal and range resolution, in support of various applications. The operator can choose signal processing parameters, quality control features, and data formats. 

The optional Scintec Graph-XM™ graphical display software provides a wide variety of data visualization schemes including time-height cross sections of wind barbs (vectors), and virtual temperature profiles. The Windows-based data system can archive up to one-year’s worth of wind and temperature data in database and text format. Averaged time series, spectra, and moments data can also be archived. 

Scintec offers new technologies and greater value. You’ll get the latest in wind and temperature radar profiler solutions for meteorological and environmental applications. The Scintec LAP® wind profilers, which operate under Windows® XP and feature versatile digital signal processing, were jointly developed under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Sonoma Technologies Inc (STI). Current users of Scintec LAP® systems include NOAA, NCAR, NASA, DOD, DOE, air quality districts, universities, utilities, and private industry.

Key Features:

  • Continuous wind data up to 16km
  • Continuous virtual temperature data up to 5km
  • Unattended operation
  • Minimal periodic maintenance
  • New vertical profile every 5-60 minutes

Key Applications:

  • Climate change research
  • Missile, rocket, and artillery support
  • Space launch support
  • Synoptic and mesoscale analysis and forecasting

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XFAS Acoustic Wind Profiler

XFAS Acoustic Wind Profiler
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The Scintec XFAS is a high-performance, long-range acoustic profiler for the measurement of wind and turbulence within the atmospheric boundary layer.

The operation is based on the reflection of acoustic pulses at temperature inhomogeneities in the air with subsequent doppler analysis.

The instrument can replace towers, tethered balloons or radiosondes at a fraction of the operational costs. The system can be easily transported and installed. Low power consumption facilitates operation in remote areas.

With its proprietary Flat Array Antenna and patented technology, the Scintec XFAS has significant advantages in accuracy, data availability, energy efficiency, lifetime and serviceability – even over systems which are much larger and require more power.

The versatile but easy-to-use operation software APRun satisfies the most demanding needs. Its configurability, graphical display and output options, quality control features, statistical analysis tools, remote access support and self-test functions define today’s standard in wind profiler operation software.

Key Features:

  • maximum range up to boundary layer height (nominal > 2000 m)
  • vertical resolution down to 20 m
  • powerful low-frequency antenna
  • can be transported and installed without special equipment
  • easy-to-use
  • multi-frequency technology (sequential and polyphonic)
  • simultaneous multi-beam technology
  • low noise-emission with active tapering
  • fully-automated self-test
  • various remote access options
  • RASS extension available (RAE2)

Key Applications:

  • airport wind profiling
  • air quality
  • nuclear power plant safety
  • atmospheric dispersion
  • micrometeorology
  • optical propagation studies
  • defence weather
  • severe weather
  • fog forecasting

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MFAS Acoustic Wind Profiler

MFAS Acoustic Wind Profiler
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The Scintec MFAS is a versatile acoustic profiler for the measurement of wind and turbulence up to 1000 m above the ground.

The operation is based on the reflection of acoustic pulses at temperature inhomogeneities in the air with subsequent doppler analysis.

The instrument can replace towers, tethered balloons or radiosondes at a fraction of the operational costs. With its small size and low weight, the system can be easily transported and installed. Low power consumption facilitates operation in remote areas.

With its proprietary Flat Array Antenna and patented technology, the Scintec MFAS has significant advantages in accuracy, data availability, energy efficiency, lifetime and serviceability – even over systems which are much larger and require more power.

The versatile but easy-to-use operation software APRun satisfies the most demanding needs. Its configurability, graphical display and output options, quality control features, statistical analysis tools, remote access support and self-test functions define today’s standard in wind profiler operation software.

Key Features:

  • maximum range up to 1000 m
  • vertical resolution down to 10 m
  • compact and lightweight – no truck or trailer required for transport
  • easy-to-use
  • multi-frequency technology (sequential and polyphonic)
  • simultaneous multi-beam technology
  • low noise-emission with active tapering
  • fully-automated self-test
  • remote access
  • RASS extensions available (RAE2 and windRASS™)

Key Applications:

  • micrometeorology
  • air quality
  • atmospheric dispersion
  • nuclear power plant safety
  • wind energy
  • urban climate
  • optical propagation studies
  • defence weather
  • airport safety
  • fog forecasting

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SFAS Acoustic Profiler

SFAS Acoustic Profiler
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The Scintec SFAS is a very compact acoustic profiler for the measurement of wind and turbulence up to 500 m above the ground.

The operation is based on the reflection of acoustic pulses at temperature inhomogeneities in the air with subsequent doppler analysis.

The instrument can replace towers, tethered balloons or radiosondes at a fraction of the operational costs. With its small size and low weight, the system can be easily transported and installed. Low power consumption facilitates operation in remote areas.

With its proprietary Flat Array Antenna and patented technology, the Scintec SFAS has significant advantages in accuracy, data availability, energy efficiency, lifetime and serviceability – even over systems which are much larger and require more power.

The versatile but easy-to-use operation software APRun satisfies the most demanding needs. Its configurability, graphical display and output options, quality control features, statistical analysis tools, remote access support and self-test functions define today’s standard in wind profiler operation software.

Key Features:

  • maximum range up to 500 m
  • vertical resolution down to 5 m
  • compact and lightweight design
  • easy-to-use
  • multi-frequency technology (sequential and polyphonic)
  • simultaneous multi-beam technology
  • low noise-emission with active tapering
  • fully-automated self-test
  • remote access
  • RASS extensions available (RAE2 and windRASSTM)

Key Applications:

  • wind energy
  • micrometeorology
  • urban climate
  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • atmospheric dispersion
  • climate change
  • optical propagation studies
  • defence weather
  • airport safety
  • fog forecasting

windRASS RASS Extension

windRASS RASS Extension
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The Scintec windRASS™ upgrades the sodar models SFAS or MFAS to work in radio-acoustic mode for precise measurements of both wind and temperature. This differs from conventional RASS where radio-acoustic sounding is used for temperature measurements only. 

With windRASS™, acoustic and electro-magnetic beams are emitted in vertical and tilted directions. The electromagnetic waves are backscattered at the acoustic waves and a Doppler analysis is performed. Wind and temperature are derived via their influence on the speed of sound. windRASS™ is the first wind and temperature profiler that works anywhere, anytime. It is immune to ground clutter and ambient noise, making it a perfect solution for urban or industrial environments. Since windRASS™ does not depend on the existence of atmospheric turbulence, it operates at full performance in the marine boundary layer (coastal sites), foggy conditions or calm nights, each characterized by low turbulence levels. In addition, windRASS™ is not compromised by precipitation. 

The Extended-Sweep Inversion technique (ESI) significantly increases the signal-to-noise ratio and allows for measurement ranges far wider than those of traditional RASS systems.

windRASS™ is operated using APRun with extensive graphical display options and remote access support.

Key Features:

  • immune to ground clutter and noise
  • tolerates precipitation
  • tolerates turbulence-free atmospheres
  • ESI technology increases data availability
  • maximum range up to 600 / 800 m with Sodar SFAS / MFAS
  • monitors inversion heights with 5 / 10 m precision with Sodar SFAS / MFAS
  • easy installation
  • fully-automated self-test
  • remote access

Key Applications:

  • atmospheric dispersion
  • air quality
  • nuclear power plant safety
  • airport safety
  • fog forecasting
  • defence weather
  • micrometeorology
  • climate change
  • urban climate
  • wind energy

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RAE2 RASS Extension

RAE2 RASS Extension
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The Scintec RAE2 RASS Extension upgrades any Scintec Sodar SFAS, MFAS or XFAS to allow precise measurements of temperature profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer. Temperature is retrieved by remotely measuring the speed of sound which depends on the temperature. This is done by Doppler analysis of the frequency of radiowaves which have been reflected at acoustic waves emitted by the Sodar. 

RASS can replace towers, tethered balloons or radiosondes at a fraction of the operational costs. Compared to passive, thermal microwave techniques, RASS can precisely detect and locate even multiple inversions and has higher accuracy.

The Extended-Sweep Inversion technique (ESI) significantly increases the signal-to-noise ratio and allows for measurement ranges far wider than those of traditional systems.

The RAE2 is operated using the versatile software APRun with flexible configurability, extensive graphical display and output options, quality control features, statistical analysis tools and remote access support.

Key Features:

  • maximum range up to 600 / 800 / 1000 m with Sodar SFAS/ MFAS / XFAS
  • monitors inversion heights with 5 / 10 / 20 m precision with Sodar SFAS / MFAS / XFAS
  • ESI technology increases data availability
  • easy installation
  • fully-automated self-test
  • remote access

Key Applications:

  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • air quality
  • airport safety
  • atmospheric dispersion
  • climate change studies
  • defence weather
  • fog forecasting
  • micrometeorology
  • urban climate

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BLS450 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

BLS450 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer
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The Scintec BLS450 Large Aperture Scintillometer measures atmospheric turbulence and heat flux over path lengths between 100 m (with Path Reduction Aperture, otherwise 500 m) and 6000 m. As part of a meteorological station it can also be used to determine the evapotranspiration over extended areas.

A scintillometer senses turbulence between an optical transmitter and a receiver. The operation principle is based on the modulation of light by atmospheric refractive index fluctuations in the air. The phenomenon is called scintillation and is the reason why stars twinkle at night.

Compared to conventional turbulence measurements with point sensors, scintillometers gather spatially representative results with lower statistical scatter and shorter averaging times. As a double-ended remote sensing system, scintillometers also allow access to terrains like forest or water without need to install in-situ sensors.

Unlike other large aperture scintillometers, the Scintec BLS Series uses LED arrays which produce wide emission angles. The wide emission angle virtually eliminates the need for transmitter alignment and provides more accurate measurement results. In addition, it facilitates the use on towers which are often prone to vibration.

Key Features:

  • measures turbulence over large spatial scales
  • maximum path length 6000 m
  • LED array eases transmitter alignment
  • LED array allows transmitter to be mounted on vibrating towers
  • built-in Receiver Alignment Monitor
  • Signal Processing Unit performs all calculations
  • 6 GB built-in data storage
  • remote access
  • infrared window heating available

Key Applications:

  • surface energy balance
  • satellite data ground truth
  • plant evapotranspiration
  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • hydrology, water management
  • turbulence studies
  • atmospheric dispersion
  • optical propagation conditions
  • defence weather

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BLS900 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

BLS900 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer
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Dual Disk Design.

The Scintec BLS900 Large Aperture Scintillometer measures atmospheric turbulence, heat flux and crosswind over path lengths between 100 m (with Path Reduction Aperture, otherwise 500 m) and 6000 m. As part of a meteorological station it can also be used to determine the evapotranspiration over extended areas.

A Scintillometer senses turbulence between an optical transmitter and a receiver. The operation principle is based on the modulation of light by atmospheric refractive index fluctuations in the air. The phenomenon is called scintillation and is the reason why stars twinkle at night.

Compared to conventional turbulence measurements with point sensors, scintillometers gather spatially representative results with lower statistical scatter and shorter averaging times.

The Dual-Disk Design of the BLS900 provides for instantaneous corrections of absorption fluctuations, saturation of scintillation and outer scale effects. This results in significantly higher data quality and increased measurement ranges. All BLS Series Scintillometers use LED arrays. Wide emission angles virtually eliminate the need for transmitter alignment and maintain high data accuracy even when used on towers which are prone to vibration.

Key Features:

  • measures turbulence over large spatial scales
  • Dual-Disk Design for unrivalled accuracy
  • crosswind measurement capability
  • maximum path length 6000 m
  • LED array eases transmitter alignment
  • LED array allows transmitter to be mounted on vibrating towers
  • built-in Receiver Alignment Monitor
  • Signal Processing Unit performs all calculations
  • 6 GB built-in data storage
  • remote access
  • infrared window heating available

Key Applications:

  • surface energy balance
  • satellite data ground truth
  • plant evapotranspiration
  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • hydrology, water management
  • turbulence studies
  • atmospheric dispersion
  • optical propagation conditions
  • defence weather
  • runway crosswind

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BLS2000 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

BLS2000 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer
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Dual-Disk Design

The Scintec BLS2000 Large Aperture Scintillometer measures atmospheric turbulence, heat flux and crosswind over path lengths between 500 m and 12 km. As part of a meteorological station it can also be used to determine the evapotranspiration over extended areas.

A scintillometer senses turbulence between an optical transmitter and a receiver. The operation principle is based on the modulation of light by atmospheric refractive index fluctuations in the air. The phenomenon is called scintillation and is the reason why stars twinkle at night.

Compared to conventional turbulence measurements with point sensors, scintillometers gather spatially representative results with lower statistical scatter and shorter averaging times.

The Dual-Disk Design of the BLS2000 provides for instantaneous corrections of absorption fluctuations, saturation of scintillation and outer scale effects. This results in significantly higher data quality and increased measurement ranges. All BLS Series scintillometers use LED arrays. Wide emission angles virtually eliminate the need for transmitter alignment and maintain high data accuracy even when used on towers which are prone to vibration.

Key Features:

  • measures turbulence over large spatial scales
  • Dual-Disk Design for unrivalled accuracy
  • crosswind measurement capability
  • maximum path length 6000 m
  • LED array eases transmitter alignment
  • LED array allows transmitter to be mounted on vibrating towers
  • built-in Receiver Alignment Monitor
  • Signal Processing Unit performs all calculations
  • 6 GB built-in data storage
  • remote access
  • infrared window heating available

Key Applications:

  • surface energy balance
  • satellite data ground truth
  • plant evapotranspiration
  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • hydrology, water management
  • turbulence studies
  • atmospheric dispersion
  • optical propagation conditions
  • defence weather
  • runway crosswind

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SLS20 Scintillometer

SLS20 Scintillometer
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The Scintec SLS20 Scintillometer measures turbulence, heat flux and momentum flux by purely optical means. In combination with other meteorological sensors the system can determine latent heat flux or evaporation. 

Each SLS Series Scintillometer consists of a laser transmitter pointing at a receiver. Temperature fluctuations in the air cause variations of the light intensity captured at the receiver. The scintillometer evaluates such variations to yield turbulence information. 

The line averaging over the optical path results in spatially representative data and outstanding temporal resolution – a critical edge over data collected from conventional point sensors. The scintillometer provides high sensitivity and accuracy – without mechanical flow distortion or any moving part.

The proprietary displaced-beam technique of the SLS Series Scintillometers opens up access to mechanical turbulence quantities (momentum flux, kinetic-energy dissipation rate) without need to feed in any external wind data.

Key Features: 

  • heat flux, momentum flux by purely optical means
  • suitable for stable and unstable conditions
  • measures Cn2, CT2, l0
  • crosswind option available
  • spatially averaging technique
  • high temporal resolution
  • low statistical noise
  • no flow distortion
  • easy installation and operation
  • Signal Processing Unit performs all calculations
  • 6 GB built-in data storage
  • remote access
  • beam-displacement calibration
  • window heating

Key Applications:

  • turbulence studies
  • air quality and atmospheric dispersion
  • spatially-averaged wind measurements
  • optical propagation conditions
  • defence weather
  • surface energy balance
  • evapotranspiration monitoring
  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • satellite data ground truth

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SLS20-A Laser Surface Layer Scintillometer

SLS20-A Laser Surface Layer Scintillometer
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The Scintec SLS20-A Scintillometer measures turbulence, heat flux and momentum flux by purely optical means. In combination with other meteorological sensors the system can determine latent heat flux or evaporation. 

The model SLS20-A has built-in automatic beam steering which permits operation when manual beam alignment is undesirable or difficult. It may also be useful when the pointing stability of the mounting is poor. 

Each SLS Series Scintillometer consists of a laser transmitter pointing at a receiver. Temperature fluctuations in the air cause variations of the light intensity captured at the receiver. The scintillometer evaluates such variations to yield turbulence information.

The line averaging over the optical path results in spatially representative data and outstanding temporal resolution – a critical edge over data collected from conventional point sensors. The scintillometer provides high sensitivity and accuracy – without mechanical flow distortion or any moving part.

The proprietary displaced-beam technique of the SLS Series Scintillometers opens up access to mechanical turbulence quantities (momentum flux, kinetic-energy dissipation rate) without need to feed in any external wind data.

Key Features:

  • heat flux, momentum flux by purely optical means
  • suitable for stable and unstable conditions
  • measures Cn2, CT2, l0
  • crosswind option available
  • spatially averaging technique
  • high temporal resolution
  • low statistical noise
  • no flow distortion
  • easy installation and operation
  • Signal Processing Unit performs all calculations
  • 6 GB built-in data storage
  • remote access
  • beam-displacement calibration
  • window heating

Key Applications:

  • turbulence studies
  • air quality and atmospheric dispersion
  • spatially-averaged wind measurements
  • optical propagation conditions
  • defence weather
  • surface energy balance
  • evapotranspiration monitoring
  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • satellite data ground truth

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SLS40 Laser Surface Layer Scintillometer

SLS40 Laser Surface Layer Scintillometer
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The Scintec SLS40 Scintillometer measures turbulence, heat flux and momentum flux by purely optical means. In combination with other meteorological sensors the system can determine latent heat flux or evaporation.

The SLS40 is specifically designed for operation on towers or other platforms prone to vibration. Vibration effects are compensated by using the signal of four instead of two optical detectors.

Each SLS Series Scintillometer consists of a laser transmitter pointing at a receiver. Temperature fluctuations in the air cause variations of the light intensity captured at the receiver. The scintillometer evaluates such variations to yield turbulence information.

The line averaging over the optical path results in spatially representative data and outstanding temporal resolution – a critical edge over data collected from conventional point sensors. The scintillometer provides high sensitivity and accuracy – without mechanical flow distortion or any moving part.

The proprietary displaced-beam technique of the SLS Series Scintillometers opens up access to mechanical turbulence quantities (momentum flux, kinetic-energy dissipation rate) without need to feed in any external wind data.

Key Features:

  • heat flux, momentum flux by purely optical means
  • suitable for stable and unstable conditions
  • measures Cn2, CT2, l0
  • crosswind option available
  • spatially averaging technique
  • high temporal resolution
  • low statistical noise
  • no flow distortion
  • easy installation and operation
  • Signal Processing Unit performs all calculations
  • 6 GB built-in data storage
  • remote access
  • beam-displacement calibration
  • window heating

Key Applications:

  • turbulence studies
  • air quality and atmospheric dispersion
  • spatially-averaged wind measurements
  • optical propagation conditions
  • defence weather
  • surface energy balance
  • evapotranspiration monitoring
  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • satellite data ground truth

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SLS40-A Laser Surface Layer Scintillometer

SLS40-A Laser Surface Layer Scintillometer
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The Scintec SLS40-A Scintillometer measures turbulence, heat flux and momentum flux by purely optical means. In combination with other meteorological sensors the system can determine latent heat flux or evaporation.

The SLS40-A has both built-in automatic beam steering and vibration correction. It is designed for operation on towers or other platforms which are prone to vibration or longterm-drift. Vibration effects are compensated by using the signal of four instead of two optical detectors.

Each SLS Series Scintillometer consists of a laser transmitter pointing at a receiver. Temperature fluctuations in the air cause variations of the light intensity captured at the receiver. The scintillometer evaluates such variations to yield turbulence information.

The line averaging over the optical path results in spatially representative data and outstanding temporal resolution – a critical edge over data collected from conventional point sensors. The scintillometer provides high sensitivity and accuracy – without mechanical flow distortion or any moving part.

The proprietary displaced-beam technique of the SLS Series Scintillometers opens up access to mechanical turbulence quantities (momentum flux, kinetic-energy dissipation rate) without need to feed in any external wind data.

The proprietary displaced-beam technique of the SLS Series Scintillometers opens up access to mechanical turbulence quantities (momentum flux, kinetic-energy dissipation rate) without need to feed in any external wind data.

Key Features:

  • heat flux, momentum flux by purely optical means
  • suitable for stable and unstable conditions
  • measures Cn2, CT2, l0
  • crosswind option available
  • spatially averaging technique
  • high temporal resolution
  • low statistical noise
  • no flow distortion
  • easy installation and operation
  • Signal Processing Unit performs all calculations
  • 6 GB built-in data storage
  • remote access
  • beam-displacement calibration
  • window heating

Key Applications:

  • turbulence studies
  • air quality and atmospheric dispersion
  • spatially-averaged wind measurements
  • optical propagation conditions
  • defence weather
  • surface energy balance
  • evapotranspiration monitoring
  • agrometeorology, forestry
  • satellite data ground truth

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AWAIRE Wind Analysis and Forecast System

AWAIRE Wind Analysis and Forecast System

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LAP®3000 Radar Wind Profiler

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LAP®8000 Radar Wind Profiler

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LAP®12000 Radar Wind Profiler

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XFAS Acoustic Wind Profiler

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MFAS Acoustic Wind Profiler

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SFAS Acoustic Profiler

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windRASS RASS Extension

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RAE2 RASS Extension

RAE2 RASS Extension

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BLS450 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

BLS450 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

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BLS900 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

BLS900 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

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BLS2000 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

BLS2000 Large Aperture Boundary Layer Scintillometer

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SLS20 Scintillometer

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SLS20-A Laser Surface Layer Scintillometer

SLS20-A Laser Surface Layer Scintillometer

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