Scope Specs


Scope Version 1.x | 2019

sensor technical specifications

depth system
Maximum Error 5.0% Maximum depth error for a layer location as a percentage of that layer’s depth
Mean Error 2.1% Average depth error for a layer location as a percentage of that layer’s depth
force system
Hardness Resolution (kPa) 3 kPa Scope can differentiate between layers with a hardness difference of 3 kPa or greater (mean F - 4F kPa difference is about 60kPa, so the scope force resolution is much better than hand hardness tests or the Ram)
Minimum Identifiable Layer Thickness (mm) 3mm (hard) - 10mm (soft) Scope should always be able to pick up weak layers as thin as 3mm for crusts and 10 mm for weak layers between harder layers
Temperature Variability (% / degree C) 0.2% Force values will fluctuate a maximum of 0.2%/C on an absolute scale (they should not change relative to each other, so snow structure will not be affected)
Hardness Range (kPa) 3kPa - 550kPa Scope can read snow hardnesses between the low - middle range of F hardness and the upper range of P hardness