Davis AeroCone Rain Collector
- Contours streamline the airflow and reduce flow distortions
- Interior walls that reduce splash out during high rain conditions
- Debris screen locks into place
|6463||AeroCone rain collector with flat base|
|6465||AeroCone rain collector with pole mountable base|
The AeroCone rain collector reduces wind-induced errors by providing a more aerodynamic path around the collector. Its contours are designed to streamline the airflow and reduce flow distortions. The design improves rain data accuracy in high wind situations where the horizontal wind velocity can cause under reporting.
The enhanced design features don't stop with the outer shape: the inside of the rain collector is equally well designed, keeping intact the carefully engineered interior walls that reduce splash out during high rain conditions. The debris screen locks into place, ensuring that it remains in place during high winds and heavy rainfall events.
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