[wxqc] Rain Sensor With No Moving Parts

Ted Lum gladstonefamily45.net at tedlum.com
Tue Oct 25 14:05:17 CDT 2011


I think the radar is more of a relative tool.

On 10/25/2011 2:27 PM, Victor Engel wrote:
> Of course, the doppler radar needs to be calibrated, too, and to do
> that, they use ground-based collection, including CoCoRaHS data.
>
> Victor
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM, Ted Lum
> <gladstonefamily45.net at tedlum.com>  wrote:
>> 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,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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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