Precipitation measurement and sampling at a meteorological platform
The photo shows a Belfort Weighing Bucket, Tipping Bucket, Aerochem, Ott Pluvio , Hubbard Brook, and standard rain gage. Sleepers River Research Watershed, Danville, Vermont.
The Belfort Weighing Bucket, Ott Pluvio and Tipping Bucket (discontinued) precipitation gauges collect 5 minute data. The standard gage is measured once a week manually. Hubbard Brook sampler collects bulk precipitation analyzed weekly for DOC, major ions and isotopes. The Aerochem sampler collects wet precipitation and is currently being used only for event sampling.