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Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR) Disdrometer

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Disdrometers measure the drop size distribution of rain. Two Distromet Joss Waldvogel Impact Disdrometer RD-69 are installed at Chilbolton and Sparsholt and work by converting the vertical momentum of a falling drop into signals whose amplitude depends on the diameter of the impacting drop. A conical styrofoam body is used to transmit the mechanical impulse of an impacting drop to a set of two moving coil systems in magnetic fields.

Abbreviation: cfarr-disdrometer
Keywords: sonic, anemometer

keywords:      sonic anemometer
instrumentType:      Instrument
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Information about the Disdrometer can be found on the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Chilbolton website.

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