Accession Number : ADD003075

Title :   Electronically Operated Tipping-Bucket Rain Gauge.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mink,James W

Report Date : 25 May 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a rotary bucket wheel which is positioned beneath and communicates with a water column of collected rain. When the water column exceeds a certain height, as determined by an electronic probe circuit, the bucket wheel is actuated whereby a predetermined volume of water is removed from the bottom of the water column.

Descriptors :   *Rain gages, *Patents, Self operation

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE