Lufft WTB100 Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge
- Collecting area: 200cm2
- Resolution: 0.2mm
- Accuracy: +/-2%
|8353.10||WTB100 tipping bucket rain gauge, 0.2mm per tip, 10m cable|
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
- Dimensions: 165mm diameter x 285mm height
- Connection Type: Open cable ends
- Collecting Area: 200cm2
- Resolution: 0.2mm and 0.5mm, adjustment made by reduction ring
- Weight: 930g
- Mounting Type: On mast, 60-76mm
- Accuracy: +/-2%
In The News
A University of Delaware monitoring network picked up a tornado that touched down in Newark on June 10, according to a release . Tornadoes are rare in the state, but sensors were there to capture it.
The Delaware Environmental Observing System , which supplies data to the National Weather Service, charted the tornado with winds of 65 to 85 mph. The observing system also measured the heavy rain that accompanied the tornado.
Experts say a low-pressure system and cold front in the Ohio Valley met with warm air in Delaware, which set off the churning clouds that ultimately generated the tornado. The tornado was picked up by a weather station nearly a half mile away, which measured wind speeds at 20 mph.Read More
When the U.S. Geological Survey began building their climate and permafrost monitoring network in Arctic Alaska in 1998, there wasn't much precedent for how to build the infrastructure for the instruments in the region's unforgiving environment.
That meant the scientists had to learn the particulars on the fly. For example: On the great expanse of flat, barren tundra, a weather station sticks out like a sore thumb to a curious grizzly bear.
"The initial stations were pretty fragile," said Frank Urban, a geologist with the USGS Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center. "So the bear and those stations--the bear won every single time without any problem.Read More
In 2012, for maybe the first time, Lake Superior got scummy.
Visitors to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore reported algae washing up on shore around the park.
It was a marked shift for the park, made up of a portion of the Lake Superior lakeshore and nearby islands. The water surrounding the park is cold, clear and typically low in nutrients: a combination unlikely to result in algal blooms.
But, in 2012 and again in 2018 after violent storms, major algal blooms—ones observed over multiple days—washed ashore and clogged the beaches with unsightly, scummy algae.
Not the usual suspects
The algal blooms of Lake Superior are not the algal blooms of warmer, more nutrient-rich lakes like Lake Erie.Read More