Wenglor laser particle counters for saltation measurement


The Wenglor YH03PCT8 can be used to count the passage of particles transported by aeolian saltation.  However, care must be taken to convert the raw count values from the sensors to information about the mass flux of saltators.

We address these issues by taking two primary steps:

1. Set up Wenglors at multiple heights, to capture the full profile of saltation

2. Set up "BSNE" sand traps adjacent to the Wenglor tower to calibrate from relative numbers of particle counts to absolute measure of transport flux