Precipitation amount of Pluvio rain gauge at AWIPEV, Ny-Ålesund (2017)


The OTT Pluvio2 Version 400 is an all-weather precipitation gauge that measures the amount of precipitation using the weighing principle. It measures the weight of the collecting bucket including its content. The difference between the current bucket content and the previous one recorded gives the precipitation amount. The data set includes the non-real-time output of the OTT software which is particularly suited for daily and monthly totals. The non-real-time output provides a more precise precipitation sum due to better filtering: fine precipitation is collected over a maximum of one hour and output after reaching the threshold of 0.05 mm within that hour. If the fine precipitation does not reach the threshold within an hour, there will be no output. The resolution of the precipitation values is 0.01 mm. The measurement uncertainty is the larger value of ± 0.1 mm or ±1%.

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Creator Ebell, Kerstin ORCID logo; Schnitt, Sabrina; Krobot, Pavel
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 268020496 TRR 172: ArctiC Amplification: Climate Relevant Atmospheric and SurfaCe Processes, and Feedback Mechanisms
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 146 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (11.930 LON, 78.920 LAT); Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-08-02T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-12-31T00:00:00Z