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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
CONTEMPORARY ACHIEVEMENTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2018 , 2018.y., pp. 403-408


DEVELOPMENT OF DIY RAIN GAUGE OF REASONABLE COST
 
DOI: 10.14415/konferencijaGFS2018.039
UDC: 556.02
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Author : Vojt, Predrag; Pavlović, Dragutin; Prodanović, Dušan
 
 Summary:
 Data regarding the quantity and the intensity of rainfall is needed for the purposes of the hydrotechnical practice. The Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia is the organization responsible for measurement and collecting of rainfall data. Unfortunately, this data is sometimes not available at desired time frames or in required locations, therefore it is necessary to temporarily use a self-maid or commercial rain gauge. There are an inexpensive tipping bucket rain gauges on the market but with questionable measuring accuracy. In this paper the self-constructed cheap weighing rain gauge has been presented. Its characteristics and specification are analyzed, as well as its areas of use in the hydrotechnical practice. Finally, the comparison of measuring results obtained using this rain gauge and professional, more expensive devices is given.
 
 Keywords:
 Rain gauge, hydrometeorology, measurement, precipitation