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Meteorology

High-accuracy precipitation data is used for watershed monitoring, airport and highway transportation forecasts,  general weather forecasting,  and Doppler radar ground truthing.

OTT Hydromet offers a variety of precipitation measurement technologies, including high-accuracy laser disdrometers and weighing bucket gauges that can be paired with multiple telemetry and power options for deployment in remote locations.

High accuracy precipitation gauge in harsh weather conditions

OTT Pluvio² - Weighing Rain Gauge

All-weather, high accuracy rain gauge for continuous data collection

The OTT Pluvio² is an all-weather precipitation gauge that uses superior weight-based technology to measure the amount and intensity of rain, snow, and hail.

  • Cumulative precipitation, precipitation intensity, bucket content in real time and non real time
  • Weighing principle
  • All-weather precipitation gauge without moving parts according to WMO guide line No. 8
  • SDI-12 / RS-485, pulse
Weighing precipitation gauge for all kinds of precipitation OTT Pluvio²

OTT Pluvio² S

Compact universal weighing precipitation gauge

The OTT Pluvio² S compact weighing precipitation gauge measures liquid, solid and mixed precipitation with remarkable precision. It is virtually maintenance-free and fits on 2-inch pedestals.

  • Cumulative precipitation, precipitation intensity, bucket content in real time and non real time
  • Weighing principle
  • Compact all-weather precipitation gauge for 2-inch pedestals, highly accurate, meets WMO requirements (Guidelines No. 8), nearly maintenance-free, lifetime calibrated
  • SDI-12, RS-485, impulse, status
High accuracy precipitation gauge in harsh weather conditions

OTT Pluvio² L – Weighing Rain Gauge

All-weather, high accuracy rain gauge for continuous data collection

The OTT Pluvio² L is an all-weather precipitation gauge that uses superior weight-based technology to measure the amount and intensity of rain, snow, and hail.

  • Cumulative precipitation, precipitation intensity, bucket content in real time and non real time
  • Weighing principle
  • All-weather precipitation gauge without moving parts according to WMO guide line No. 8
  • SDI-12 / RS-485, pulse
Precipitation sensor and rain gauge

OTT Parsivel² - Laser Weather Sensor

Laser precipitation disdrometer measuring all precipitation types

The OTT Parsivel² is a modern laser disdrometer for comprehensive measurement of all precipitation types. The Parsivel² captures both the size and speed of falling particles, classifying them into one of 32 separate size and velocity classes.

  • Precipitation type, intensity, drop size distribution, radar reflectivity
  • Laser optical
  • Simultaneous measurement of 32 classes for particle sizes and velocities
  • SDI-12 / RS-485, pulse
Weighing rain gauge with automatic drain OTT WAD 200

OTT WAD 200/314 - Weighing Rain Gauge

Weighing rain gauge with automatic drain

The OTT WAD 200/314, a weighing technology combined with a self-emptying weighing rain sensor, was developed in addition to the OTT Pluvio² series and is specially designed for the use in subtropical and tropical climates.

  • Precipitation intensity and amount in real-time from 0.001 to 720 mm/h
  • Weighing principle with Tipping Bucket
  • Continuous and consistent rain monitoring technology with cumulative data output according WMO guide line No 8
  • SDI-12 / RS-485, pulse, analog output

OTT MetSystems

System cabinets with integrated components for automatic weather stations

The top quality control cabinets of the OTT MetSystems are equipped with all components for remotely transferring meteorological data – properly installed and wired. The already preconfigured sensors may easily be connected.

  • Compact solution for automatic weather stations
  • Synoptic and climatological weather stations
  • Mains power
  • Cellular, Ethernet
WS100 Radar Precipitation Sensor - Smart Disdrometer - rain measurement

Lufft WS100 Radar Precipitation Sensor / Smart Disdrometer

Real-time measurement of precipitation type (Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail) and intensity, thanks to radar measurement technology. The absolutely maintenance-free smart radar rain sensor & present weather detector!

The Lufft WS100 is a maintenance-free radar precipitation sensor. It recognizes the type and amount of precipitation from the first drop. The sensor is suitable for hard-to-reach places.

  • Rain/precipitation quantity, rain/precipitation type (Rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail)
  • 24GHz Doppler radar
  • Very fast response time, maintenance-free measurement, present weather detection
  • RS-485 semi-duplex two-wire, SDI-12, pulse interface / UMB protocol, Modbus
OTT Parsivel White Paper
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