Definition of ceilometer in English:

ceilometer

noun

  • A device for measuring and recording the height of clouds.

    • ‘Direction and density of nocturnal migrants detected with radar and ceilometers were compared with changes in species counts from daily censuses.’
    • ‘The combination of high-resolution radar, ceilometers, and daily ground counts at multiple sites provided a view of autumnal migration through complex topography at a resolution not previously attained in North America.’
    • ‘Changes in diurnal census data were associated with specific patterns of nocturnal migratory behavior observed by radar and ceilometer.’
    • ‘Numbers of birds detected with radar and ceilometers were highly correlated with each other, but were not significantly correlated with numbers of birds netted the next morning.’
    • ‘The lasers are also built into laser ceilometers that measure cloud height.’
    • ‘Our ceilometer observations of large numbers of birds near crests of ridges are particularly relevant in that regard.’
    • ‘Radar and ceilometers revealed large numbers of migrants passing through our study area.’
    • ‘The distribution of all track directions observed with radar and ceilometers for all sites was bimodal with similar numbers of birds moving southsoutheast and southwest.’
    • ‘Arrivals and departures of birds inferred from our diurnal visual census were clearly related to nocturnal flight behavior as observed with ceilometers and radar.’
    • ‘We made simultaneous observations with ceilometer and radar for one hour on all 30 nights with suitable weather from 28 August to 10 October 1992, starting one hour after civil sunset.’

Pronunciation:

ceilometer

/sēˈlämədər/