- Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 11:30
Inertial Sensors take wave motion out of the Geological Survey of Israel Dead Sea Eddy Covariance evaporation study
Inertial sensors take out rotational and translational noise from evaporation study
The Dead Sea Valley is a unique micro-climate. Evaporation studies report loss of 1 meter of water per year. The Geological Survey of Israel has two instrument stations onshore, and one mounted on a buoy, at the southern end of the lake. Buoy data is more sensitive to lake evaporation and hydrodynamics, but it's contaminated by the 2-3' waves, which result in rotation and translation of the instrument positions. MicroStrain's inertial sensor allows GSI to 'decontaminate' the resulting data.