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RAIN AND SNOW GAUGE
1. Purpose and objectives
To measure the
amount and the intensity of rainfall and snowfall.
This gauge is an intermittently measuring tipping bucket-type rainfall sensor with a heated water tank. Snowflakes are trapped in the heated tank initially and melted. The water drains to a tipping-bucket for measurement.
snowflakes correctly, a specially designed wind guard
is attached. The gauge diameter is 200mm and bucket capacity can
be 0.5mm or 1.0mm.
rainfall and snowfall.
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
About 100 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)