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Re: 12-21-17 Paradise telemetry
« Reply #25 on: 01/01/18, 12:58 PM »

Amar - I thought I would add a couple comments. The slip occurs when snow builds up on the top of the sonic sensor and causes the pole to rotate a bit, hence the distance the sensor measures to the snow surface becomes further, hence the snow by the usual arithmetic is shallower.

The readings become uneven because the sensor is no longer pointed vertically at the snow surface but at an angle.

One wouldn't see any problems when skiing by unless you knew exactly what to look for.

The original comment about artificial lowering wasn't the best, it was made before the problem was understood.

Again maybe the mount can be improved in the future to prevent the slip, it has happened before.
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