An economical total precipitation telemetering system

TitleAn economical total precipitation telemetering system
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1964
AuthorsChadwick, D. G., and Pearson G. L.
Conference Name32nd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 32nd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1964
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationNelson, British Columbia
KeywordsPrecipitation gages, Telemetry

A progress report is presented dealing with a telemetering system for collecting precipitation data from remotely located shielded storage precipitation gages in Utah. The system consists of a large capacity rain gage, charged with anti-freeze solution and mounted on a tower with shield. The gage is supported on a central spring support with potentiometer attached for varying the frequency of a battery operated transistor radio transmitting system. The radio is read by over-flight airplane 5000 to 7000 feet above the instruments. The present system is in continuous operation; however an 'On Call' system is being developed and would be triggered by operation from the airplane. Successful operation data are exhibited in three graphs. Cost estimates are included with pictures and schematic diagrams of the system are shown.Discussion by Glenn H. Castle.