The SPA-2 system records automatically and continuously all important parameters of the snow pack and allows, for example, for predictions about the snow melting progress. The latest product generation, the SPA-2, now offers a completely new and much more user friendly control interface, connecting analogue sensors has become a lot easier and the new standard for data outputs is realised via a RS 485 or SDI-12 interface.
Features and advantages
- Recording the snow parameters: snow water equivalent (SWE), snow density, liquid water content, ice content and snow depth
- Energy-saving operation through sleep modus, ideal for solar-powered measuring stations
- Individual system configuration: information regarding the complete snow pack or about specific snow profile depths
- Recording the progress of snowmelt and the expected quantities of water from the snow pack
Fields of application
With the valuable information from the SPA-2 about snow density, liquid water content and snow water equivalent it is possible to recognize and analyse the snow melting processes at an early stage. That is why the SPA-2 system is considered to be a very helpful measuring instrument for hydrologists, avalanche warning services or scientists as well as for companies operating hydropower stations, flood protection authorities, businesses in water