Cosmic Ray Probes 3 & Large Aperture Scintillometer

Model: 
& Large Aperture Scintillometer
Supplier: 

HydroInnova is the leader in intermediate-scale soil moisture measurements specialising in cosmic-ray hydrometeorology, the only ground-based technique that can average over hundreds of metres. The baseline Cosmic-Ray Soil Moisture Probe system (CRS-1000) is a complete data logging and telemetry solution which includes integrated barometric pressure, humidity and temperature sensors. Applications include agricultural and ecological monitoring, stream flow forecasting, climate science, wildfire mitigation and management, drought forecasting, hill slope stability studies and calibration/ validation of satellite remote sensing products.

Advantages of the cosmic-ray method

  • Non-invasive, non-contact measurements.
  • Spatial scale covering nearly 34 ha.
  • Insensitivity to soil salinity, bulk density, texture and surface roughness.
  • Modest power demands, enabling use of solar panels.
  • Small data streams, enabling the use of inexpensive remote telemetry options.

The LAS MkII Evapo-Transpiration (ET) system is a complete solution for monitoring the energy balance within the boundary layer. The system comprises an LAS MkII scintillometer, net radiation sensor, meteorological sensors, and data acquisition system and has several telemetry and power supply options. It is specifically designed for field scale observations of the path average energy fluxes using the scintillometry technique.

Status: 
Available
Condition: 
New
Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Soil Science, Hydrology, Irrigation management, Flood forecasting (hydrometeorology)
Life Expectancy: 
10years
Location
Department: 
Plant Production and Soil Science
Building: 
Baynesfield Farm
Cathedral Peak
Baynesfield
Richmond
3780

Contact Person/s

Name: Prof John Annandale
Phone: +27 12-420-3223
Email: john.annandale@up.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R0
External: 
R0
Private Sector: 
R0
Time Spent Researching: 
80
Time Spent Teaching: 
10
Time Spent Other: 
10

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: John
Last Name: Annandale
Phone: +27 12-420-3223
Email: john.annandale@up.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R661,891
Year of Acquisition: 
2013