Scintec - Model BLS900 Series - Large Aperture Scintillometer – Dual-Disk Design
From BLS Scintillometers
The Scintec BLS900 Large Aperture Scintillometer measures atmospheric turbulence, heat flux and crosswind over path lengths between 100 m (with Path Reduction Aperture, otherwise 500 m) and 6000 m. As part of a meteorological station it can also be used to determine the evapotranspiration over extended areas.
A Scintillometer senses turbulence between an optical transmitter and a receiver. The operation principle is based on the modulation of light by atmospheric refractive index fluctuations in the air. The phenomenon is called scintillation and is the reason why stars twinkle at night.
Compared to conventional turbulence measurements with point sensors, scintillometers gather spatially representative results with lower statistical scatter and shorter averaging times.
The Dual-Disk Design of the BLS900 provides for instantaneous corrections of absorption fluctuations, saturation of scintillation and outer scale effects. This results in significantly higher data quality and increased measurement ranges. All BLS Series Scintillometers use LED arrays. Wide emission angles virtually eliminate the need for transmitter alignment and maintain high data accuracy even when used on towers which are prone to vibration.
Large Aperture Scintillometer BLS900 Dual-Disk Design
path length 100 to 6000 m with Path Reduction Aperture, path length 500 to 6000 m without Path Reduction Aperture including:
- Transmitter Unit
- Receiver Unit
- Signal Processing Unit SPU
- Cable from Transmitter to Battery, 4 m
- Cable from Receiver to SPU, 5 m
- Cable from SPU to Battery, 4 m
- Cable from SPU to PC (Ethernet), 10 m
- Cable from SPU to PC (RS232), 3 m
- Operation Software SRun
- User manual
- Aluminium case with foam for transportation and storage