Precipitation monitoring includes rain and snow. The most common form of precipitation monitoring is measuring and recording rainfall, but in many locations researchers and resource managers also need data concerning snow precipitation or the water content of snow fall. There are also applications where you may want to know the weight or amount of snow for safety purposes.
It is very common to collect other meteorological data along with precipitation. We offer complete weather stations that are fully customizable to your requirements.
Sensors that monitor rain or precipitation:
The tipping bucket type gauge is by far the most common type of rain or precipitation gauge. A heater is often added to make it possible to record snow fall precipitation (optional). Many groups also use rain monitoring devices to create warning systems for flood prone areas, often called ALERT systems.
By combining these types of sensors with a datalogger you can create systems that record precipitation data that is used for a variety of reasons. We offer quite a few options in dataloggers and can help you to choose the sensor and logger to best fit your needs.