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Planned Experiment

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Submitted by digthefalls on Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:04


First, let me begin by explaining that I am the owner of Dig The Falls, which is a website devoted to the surveying and good stewardship of New York State Waterfalls. I have co-authored a book on the subject through Firefly Press and have a great team of people that aid me in data collection.

The plan for my sensors is to send them over the waterfalls to collect telemetry data. 

My question:
What is the most important information to be collected (besides height, which is first and foremost for my survey)?

I appreciate any input as I plan to add the data to a public-facing map for future reference!

Thank you for the feedback and I look forward to producing data in the next couple of weeks!


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Sat, 09/30/2017 - 18:35

Such a cool use case! Loved watching the video. It was very peaceful! We can't wait to see some PocketLab data on these falls. Yeah, altitude data seems like the most relevant. Acceleration would be interesting too, but you'd have to have such high data rates for it to be meaningful that you'd run out memory pretty quick. If there was a short waterfall data collection experiment you could do, acceleration or some of the other motion sensors would be cool, but it would probably only give you a minute or so of data. 

Anyway, looking forward to seeing how this all works out. Let us know how we can help! 


I have my team prepped. I am working on a waterproof/resistant enclosure that will also allow for free atmosphere in/out for the sensors to operate. Once I have that in place I believe I can place them at a local waterfall and start collecting. Stay tuned :)