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TIPPING BUCKET RAINFALL GAUGE
1. Purpose and objectives
To measure the
amount and the intensity of rainfall.
Gauge is an intermittently measuring tipping bucket rain gauge
sensor of 200mm diameter. The tipping bucket tips over every time
the rainwater entering through the water receiving port reaches a
certain level (0.5mm or 1.0mm) and such a tipping motion is
detected by a reed switch
circuits for contact pulse signal counting with a clock
are necessary to measure the amount and the intensity of
5. Operational requirements and restrictions
installation site of the instrument, a location should
be selected where there are no surrounding obstacles such as
large trees, buildings, and ground surface is flat.
6. Form of presentation
and instrument specifications are available.
7. Operational experience
sets were installed in Japan in 1999.
8. Originator and technical support
10. Conditions on use
|(First entered: 01 FEB 93||
Last updated: 21 APR 00)