Sequoia Scientific

LISST-ABS Deploys in Crocodile Infested Waters!

March 3, 2021

Our customer in Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia has taken delivery of ten LISST-ABS instruments to be used in real-time monitoring stations focused on collecting suspended sediment concentration data within environmentally sensitive rivers and streams.

Using 8MHz acoustic backscatter, the LISST-ABS is designed for providing in situ particle concentration data and is widely accepted globally for its response to coarse grain sediment. Learn more about the LISST-ABS on our product page here, or check out our webinar series here!

Imbros, Sequoia’s longtime distributor based in Hobart, Tasmania has supported local clients for years and markets the Sequoia product line across Oceania.

There are estimated to be around 100,000 saltwater crocodiles in the Northern Territory – here’s hoping none of them develop at taste for LISSTs!

About the Region:

The Northern Territory covers 520,902 sq mi and has a sparse population of 245,980. The Northern Territory has two distinct climate zones: its central region is the desert center of the country and is semi-arid – this region receives less than 9.8 inches of rainfall annually. Seasons are more distinct in central Australia, with very hot summers and cool winters. This region has less than 9.8 inches of rainfall annual.

In contrast, the northern region has a tropical climate with high humidity and only a wet and dry season. The wet season (October to April) is associated with cyclones, monsoon rains, and lightning storms . This region receives more than 62 inches of rainfall annually (Wikipedia).