[wxqc] Rain Sensor With No Moving Parts

Ted Lum gladstonefamily45.net at tedlum.com
Tue Oct 25 12:03:37 CDT 2011


Just my opinion but I think doppler radar is the best visual tool for 
viewers. A single rain guage is too localized... I mean it is what it 
is, I just like seeing the pattern over an area.

On 10/25/2011 11:03 AM, Paleski, Richard wrote:
> My guess is you are right about the size of the measurement area Victor. The unit we own is sizable. It is maybe 6 to 8 inches across the top.
>
> We don't have the rain sensor on our mobile unit but I am considering that upgrade. When we are on location, I would like to provide some sort of rain rate data for the viewers. Moreover, I thought this was a cute idea and one more cleaver measurement method out in the universe is always food for thought.
>
> Rich
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net [mailto:wxqc-bounces at lists.gladstonefamily.net] On Behalf Of Victor Engel
> Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:51 AM
> To: Discussion of weather data quality issues
> Subject: Re: [wxqc] Rain Sensor With No Moving Parts
>
> It says "Collection Area: 602cm". That is not a unit of area.
> Supposing they mean cm^2, that's a pretty large area.
>
> Victor
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Paleski, Richard<paleski at kyw.com>  wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
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>> http://www.columbiaweather.com/Orion420.html
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>> This is the newest product from Colombia Weather Systems.
>>
>> They integrate an OEM / military grade weather sensor into their weather
>> server.
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>> They measure wind speed and direction using ultrasonic sound and Doppler
>> information.
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>> Now they have added a drum type sensor that counts rain drops as they fall
>> onto the unit.
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>> Given the last round of rain rate calibration discussions, I thought many of
>> you would all find this new device interesting.
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>> Best,
>>
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>>
>> Rich
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>>


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