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H11-LIN Mass Flux Sensor
FP5-RevC Flat Plate Sensor
Tech Notes
Sensit TechNotes - Informative valuable quick references to the most asked questions.
Tech Notes
Simple method to determine the sensor's threshold of detection.
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Sensor radial symmetry response calibration.
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Wiring the sensor to a data logger.
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Multi-level data & data logger counting considerations.
Stout (downloadable publications):

http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm

#Cahill (1994), T.A., #Gill, T.E., #Gillette, D.A., et al.,"Generation, Characterization and Transport of Owens (dry) Lake Dusts", California Air Resources Board, Research Div., 2020 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, Contract No. A132-105, pp. 23,24,57,68-70.

 

#Gillette (1997), D. A., #Fryrear,D. W., #Gill, T. E., #Ley, T., #Cahill, T. A., #Gearhart, E. A., "Relation of Vertical Flux of Particles Smaller than 10 um to Total Aeolian Horizontal Mass Flux at Owens Lake", Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol: 102, No. D22, pp 26,009-26,015, Nov., 27, 1997.

 

#Gillette (1997), D.A., #Fryrear, D.W., #Xiao, J.B., #Stockton, P H., #Ono D., #Gill, T. E., #Ley, T., "Large Scale Variability of Wind Erosion Mass Flux Rates at Owens Lake Part I: Verticle Profiles of Horizontal Mass Fluxes of Wind-Eroded Particles with Diameter Greater than 50 um", Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol: 102, D22, pp 25,977-25,987, Nov., 27, 1997.

 

#Gillette (1996), D.A., #Fryrear, D.W., #Xiao, J.B., #Stockton, "Establishing the Threshold Condition for Soil Movement in Wind-Eroding Fields", Proceedings of the International Conference on Air Pollution from Agricultural Operations (1996), Midwest Plan Service C-3, Feb. 7-9, 1996, Kansas City, KS. J.E. Stout: USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Lubbock, TX 79401, USA

 

#Gillette (1994), D.A., (NOAA), and #Cox, B., (GBUAPCD), "Location and Size of Dust Plumes": Preliminary Results, Flood Irrigation Project (FIP), Owens Lake Advisory Group Meeting of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD).

 

#Gillette (1990), D.A. and #Stockton, P.H., "The Effect of Non-erodible Particles On Wind Erosion of Erodible Surfaces", J. Geophysical Research, vol. 94, no. D10, pp. 12,885-12,893.

 

#Gillette (1986), D.A., and #Stockton, P.H., "Mass Momentum and Kinetic Energy Fluxes of Saltating Particles", Book: Aeolian Geomorphology, chapt. III, pp. 35 - 56, ISBN: 0-04-551133-0, printed in Canada.

 

#Gillette (1980), D.A., "Major Contributions of Natural Primary Continental Aerosols: Source Mechanisms", Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 338, pp. 348-358, May 1980.

 

#Gillette (1978), D.A., "Tests With a Portable Wind Tunnel for Determining Wind Erosion Threshold Velocities", Atmospheric Environment, vol. 12 pp. 2309-2313, printed in Great Britain.

#Fryrear (1996), D.W., and #Saleh, A., "Wind Erosion: Field Length", Soil Science Vol. 161 No.6, 0038-075C/96/1616-0398. 


 

#Fryrear (1994). D.W., #Krammes, D.L., #Williamson, D.L., and #Zobeck, T.M., "Computing the Wind Erodible Fraction of Soils", J. Soil and Water Conservation, 49(2): pp.. 183-188.

 

#Fryrear (1994), D.W., #Saleh, A., #Bilbro, J.D., #Zobeck, T.M., and #Stout, J.E., "Field Tested Wind Erosion Model", Proc. of the Inter. Symp. 'Wind Erosion in West Africa: The Problem and It's Control', Univ. of Hohenheim, Germany, Dec. 1994 @Margraf Verlag, Weikershiem, Germany ISBN 3-8236-1250-6.

 

#Fryrear (1991), D.W., #Stout, J.E., #Hagen L.J., and #Vories ,"Wind Erosion: Field Measurement and Analysis", Trans. ASAE 34(1), pp. 155-160.

 

#Hardebeck (1994), E., Nov.,"Dust Control on the Flood Irrigation Project", Preliminary Results, Flood Irrigation Project (FIP), Owens Lake Advisory Group Meeting of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD).

 

#Musick (1990), H.B., and #Gillette, D.A.,"Field Evaluation of Relationships Between a Vegetation Structural Parameter and Sheltering Against Wind Erosion", Land Degradation and Rehabilitation, v.2, p. 87-94.

 

#Owen (1964), P.R., "Saltation of Uniform Grains in Air", J. Fluid Mech. vol. 20 part 2, pp. 225-242 printed in Great Britain

 

#Stockton (1990), P.H. and #Gillette, D.A., "Field Measurements of the Sheltering Effect of Vegetation on Erodible Land Surfaces", Land Degradation and Rehabilitation, v.2, p. 77-86.

 

#Stout (2004): Excellent; The proper way to determine threshold.
images: site tower, Sensit. graphs: identifying threshold using Sensit data.  http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm

 

#Stout (2003): Detailed highly dynamic aeolian activity of saline playa called Yellow Lake, Texas. http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm images: map, saline lake bed, site tower, Sensit.
graphs: Sensit data, wind speed, rainfall, relative humidity, water depth.

 

#Stout (1998): Data averaging time vs. threshold, i.e. faster the better.  http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm drawings: mounting the Sensit. graphs: wind speed, Sensit data, threshold vs. averaging time.

 

#Stout (1998): Study - An area made highly erodible by fire recovers to a fully stable surface. http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm drawings: mounting the Sensit.
graphs: wind speed-Sensit data v.s. time

 

#Stout (1997), J.E., #Zobeck, T.M., "Intermittent Saltation", Sedimentology (1997), Vol.44, pp. 959-970,USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Lubbock, TX 79401, USA (e-mail: jstout@mail.csrl.ars.usda.gov; http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm 

 

#Stout (1996), J.E., #Zobeck, T.M., "Establishing the Threshold Condition for Soil Movement in Wind-Eroding Fields", Proceedings of the International Conference on Air Pollution from Agricultural Operations (1996), Mid-West Plan Service C-3, Feb. 7-9, 1996, Kansas City, KS. J.E. Stout: USDA/Agricultural Research Service, Lubbock, TX 79401, USA http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm

 

#Stout (1996), J.E., and #Zobeck, T.M., "Establishing the Threshold Condition for Soil Movement in Wind-Eroding Fields", Erosion Conference, Lubbock, TX 1996, by Zobeck, of the Wind Erosion Research Unit, USDA-ARS-Agricultural Research Service, Lubbock, TX 79401. http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm

 

#Stout (1996), J.E., and #Zobeck, T.M., "The Wolfforth Field Experiment: A Wind Erosion Study", Soil Science, Vol. 161, No.9., pp. 616-632.

http://www.lbk.ars.usda.gov/wewc/biblio/jstout/Stout_pubs.htm A look at virtually all aspects of saltating particles. 
drawings: near surface sampler, BSNE sampler, Sensit. graphs: temperature-relative humidity, wind speed-sensit, wind direction, v.s. time, temperature profile v.s. height, wind speed v.s. Sensit, mass flux v.s. horizontal distance, surface roughness v.s. horizontal distance, % mass <840u v.s. distance, topography height v.s. distance, mass flux v.s. height, probability density v.s. particle diameter, particle size distribution v.s. height.

 

 

#Van Donk (2001), #Skidmore, E.L., "A Field Test of the Wind Erosion Prediction System", A.S.A., No.012160 
Field data need to be collected to test wind erosion models under a broad range of climate, soil, and management conditions. The objective of this study was to test the USDA-ARS Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) for a field with winter wheat plants in a modest amount of flat residue.
 

#White (1997), B.R., Feb., "A Wind Tunnel Study to Determine Vegetation Cover Required to Suppress Sand Dust Transport at Owens (dry) Lake, California", Univ. of Cal, Davis, Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Interagency Agreement no.9464, Final Report, pp. 1-168. Prepared for: Cal. State Lands Commission, Sacramento, CA 95814-7187.

 

 

#Zobeck (1996), T.M., #Stout, J.E., and #Gill, T.E., "Airborne Dust and Sediment Measurements in Agricultural Fields", Erosion Conference, Lubbock, TX 1996, by Zobeck, of the Wind Erosion Research Unit, USDA-ARS-Agricultural Research Service, Lubbock, TX 79401.

Tech Notes
This TechNote provides an understanding of the sensor's minimum discernable signal (ie. threshold of detection)