Proof of concept of an automated CoCoRaHS rain gauge
CoCoRaHS is the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, collecting daily precipitation reports from volunteers’ reading of a low-cost plastic 4-inch diameter rain gauge. Nolan Doesken, the Colorado State Climatologist following the disastrous Fort Collins flood of July 1997, created the network. Today there are more than 20,000 rain gauges in service. There are three limitations in the present CoCoRaHS rain gauge. The first limitation is limited temporal granularity, i.e., data measurements are only available once each 24-hours, in the best cases. The second limitation is not being ...