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transmissometer

[‚tranz·mə′säm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
An instrument for measuring the extinction coefficient of the atmosphere and for the determination of visual range. Also known as hazemeter; transmittance meter.

transmissometer

transmissometer
An apparatus used to determine visibility by measuring the transmission of light through the atmosphere. It is the measurement source for determining runway visual range (RVR) and runway visibility value (RVV). A RVR system consists of a transmissometer projector and a transmissometer receiver. The projector and the receiver are mounted on towers either 250 or 500 ft apart. A known intensity of light is emitted from the projector and is measured by the receiver. See also runway visual range.
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It uses a transmissometer, but is more accurate than RVV since RVV is not based on visible targets.
The basic transmissometer set comprises a light transmitter and one or more light receivers which measure the rapidity of light attenuation caused by fog, snow or any other obscuration.
Two human observers located in Beit Dagan (35 m MSL) and at the Ben Gurion airport (41 m MSL), as well as three transmissometers at the airport, also detected fog between the hours of 2200 UTC 9 December and 0700 UTC 10 December and limited visibility that dropped to as low as hundreds, and even tens, of meters, and particularly when the satellite image was taken [for further details, see David et al.
2009), in mark and recapture studies (Curtis, 2006), in the tracking of vessels with global position systems (GPS) (Palmer, 2008) and in measuring water clarity with beam transmissometers (Larson et al.
In terms of work carried out to enhance its low visibility capability, this involved the installation of transmissometers to improve the reliability of information given to ATC during poor visibility conditions; thereby reducing the allowed operating visibility minima to 550 metres.
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Some airports solve this problem by placing transmissometers near the runways, so if you are getting runway visual range (RVR) data in the observation, you know that you can depend on the values.
The frangibility criteria applied to approach masts is also applied to wind direction indicators (wind cones), anemometers (automatic weather stations), localiser supports (if located within 984ft (300m) from the threshold), transmissometers (RVR) and forward-scatter meters (RVR).
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These may include elevated runway taxiway and stopway lights, approach lighting systems, visual approach slope indicator systems, signs and markers, wind direction indicators, ILS equipment, MLS equipment, radar reflectors, anemometers, ceilometers, transmissometers and security fencing.