[wxqc] Rain Sensor With No Moving Parts

Dudley Winn hdwinn at cneconnect.com
Tue Oct 25 10:57:44 CDT 2011


Sounds good, maybe the school at Norman, Ok has a similar idea in 
place.  Lots of weather here, always changing.

DW
D5605

Paleski, Richard wrote:
>
> The station's operators are making a good buck too!
>
> Actually the whole idea is to use weather to get our youth interested 
> in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.(S.T.E.M.).
>
> This vehicle travels to schools and youth events all across the 
> Delaware Valley and Southern New Jersey.
>
> Our meteorologists "guest teach" one of the science classes for the 
> school. Then we invite the kids to look at the mobile lab and see how 
> we measure the current weather conditions. It is all for a good cause 
> and if it gets kids thinking about technical careers we have served 
> our community. The feedback has been pretty good. Maybe one day, one 
> of those students will join our group.
>
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> *From:*wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net 
> [mailto:wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net] *On Behalf Of *Dudley Winn
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:34 AM
> *To:* Discussion of weather data quality issues
> *Subject:* Re: [wxqc] Rain Sensor With No Moving Parts
>
> Well I expect that the home hobbyist is out of this ballpark when it 
> comes to a system like this.
>
>
>
> Paleski, Richard wrote:
>
> They are pretty proud of their sensor, It ain't cheep.
> We spent about $7,000 for the system but for our purposes that was 
> short money.
>
> That sensor is attached to an $80,000 vehicle with about $100,000 of 
> optional equipment. J
>
> http://www.youtube.com/user/richpal9#p/u/7/Llls_z8que0
>
> Rich
>
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>
> *From:*wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net 
> <mailto:wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net> 
> [mailto:wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net] *On Behalf Of *Dudley Winn
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 25, 2011 11:18 AM
> *To:* Discussion of weather data quality issues
> *Subject:* Re: [wxqc] Rain Sensor With No Moving Parts
>
> Nice unit, but they must be ashamed of the price since it isn't shown.
>
>
>
> Paleski, Richard wrote:
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
> http://www.columbiaweather.com/Orion420.html
>
> This is the newest product from Colombia Weather Systems.
>
> They integrate an OEM / military grade weather sensor into their 
> weather server.
>
> They measure wind speed and direction using ultrasonic sound and 
> Doppler information.
>
> Now they have added a drum type sensor that counts rain drops as they 
> fall onto the unit.
>
> Given the last round of rain rate calibration discussions, I thought 
> many of you would all find this new device interesting.
>
> Best,
>
> Rich
>
>
>
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