The Scintec RAE2 RASS Extension upgrades any Sodar models (SFAS, MFAS or XFAS) to allow precise measurements of temperature profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer. The temperature data is retrieved by remotely measuring the speed of sound which is a function of the temperature. This is done by Doppler analysis of the frequency of radio waves which have been reflected at acoustic waves emitted by the Sodar.
RASS can replace towers, tethered balloons or radiosondes at a fraction of the operational costs. Compared to passive, thermal microwave techniques, RASS can precisely detect and locate even multiple inversions and has higher accuracy.
The Extended-Sweep Inversion technique (ESI) used in the Scintec RAE2 RASS Extension significantly increases the signal-to-noise ratio and allows for measurement ranges far wider than those of traditional systems. The RAE2 is operated using the versatile software APRun with a flexible configurability, extensive graphical display and output options, robust quality control features, various statistical analysis tools and reliable remote access support.
For operation of a RASS RAE1, RAE2 or windRASS Extension with AC power.
This power adapter allows for DC operation of RASS RAE1 or windRASS.
This upgrade permits to later install a RASS Interface into an existing SFAS Signal Processing Unit that was originally produced without RASS Interface.
This upgrade permits to later install a RASS Interface into an existing MFAS Signal Processing Unit that was originally produced without RASS Interface.
This upgrade permits to later install a RASS Interface into an existing XFAS Signal Processing Unit that was originally produced without RASS Interface.
SFAS is a high-performance acoustic Wind Profiler with a compact and lightweight design, which provides the highest spatial resolution among the FAS series.
MFAS is a versatile acoustic Wind Profiler which combines the both advantages of an excellent portability and a high detection range.
XFAS is a long-range acoustic Wind Profiler optimized for the measurement of wind and turbulence up to boundary layer height.
for SFAS and MFAS
The Scintec windRASS Extension upgrades the Sodar models SFAS or MFAS to work in radio-acoustic mode for precise measurements of both wind and temperature.