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%
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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
Since its population bottomed out, the federally-endangered Piping Plover in the Great Lakes has made a comeback for the ages.
A population that once measured approximately 17 pairs and rebounded, hitting 76 pairs in 2017. The same year that count was made, the plovers had also returned to Gull Point, a nesting location that hadn’t been used in more than 60 years.
In an effort to understand some of the conditions that have allowed this species to return to its habitat, researchers have directed their attention toward a curious instrument for help.
A buoy that floats off the coast of Presque Isle State Park , near where Gull Point is located.Read More