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Measuring the characteristics of soil



The Saltiphone is a sensor for measuring wind erosion. Wind erosion can degrade a soil's fertility as soil particles are blown away, conversely in coastal areas wind erosion can strengthen sand dunes and stimulate vegetation growth.

Particles hitting the microphone produce high frequency noise, which can be distinguished from other noises caused by wind and rain. Frequencies of about 8 KHz are amplified and used to determine saltation.


  • Ideal for erosion research & practical applications for example in sand dunes
  • Measures wind erosion using an acoustic measuring principle
  • The impact of sand grains can be measured, counted and saved.
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Height adjustable (0-50 cm)
  • Fitted with two vanes to ensure correct positioning
  • Supplied with mounting base
  • Built in waterproof aluminium housing for electronics
  • Individually calibrated sensors.

Specifications: Saltiphone

Technical specifications
Data transfer cable
Diameter (D) and /or size (L*W*H) 300 x 190 x 140 mm
International Protection Rating 66
Measuring principles selective microphone
Measuring range 0 - 1000 counts per second
Number of channels 1
Sensor ports pulse
Product material stainless steel, other material
Package size 70 x 40 x 40 cm
Weight 2.77 kg


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