Background

New Dielectric Snow Wetness Meter

Dipl.Ing.(univ.) Dietmar Denoth & Prof.Dr. Armin Denoth

The information on this website is preliminary and subject to change. It serves as an early demonstration and contact point.

DeTISS is a dielectric snow wetness meter: a device for the determination of the liquid water content in snow.

© Dietmar Denoth

Applications

Hydrology, water management

Snow research

Avalanche research & warning

Snow management & winter sports

Wet snow in polarized light: ice + air + water

© Armin Denoth

Specifications

  • Measurement of snow dielectric permittivity ε1<ε<7, LWC range up to 15 vol%
  • Surface and volumetric measurements
  • Flat capacitive sensor, active area 13 x 12 cm2
  • μP-controlled measuring unit, automatic tuning and data logging
  • Internal data storage and USB interface

© Dietmar Denoth

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References

Denoth A., 1981, Problematik der Messung des Gehalts an freiem Wasser in der natürlichen Schneedecke Z.f.Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, Bd.17/2, p 205-211 –

Denoth A., P. Weiland, A. Foglar, C. Mätzler, H. Aebischer, M. Tiuri, and A. Sihvola; 1984. „A comparative study of instruments for measuring the liquid water content of snow“. J. Appl. Physics, 56, 7, 2154-2160.

Denoth A., 1991. „Ein Sensor zur Feuchtemessung“.Veröffentlichungen der Universität Innsbruck,No.181, XX, 25-27.

Denoth A., 1995. „Snow liquid water measurements: Methods, Instrumentation, Results“. Proc. Snowsymp’94, Manali, India, 150-153