Precipitation telemetry in mountainous areas


  • Duane G. Chadwick


A battery-operated telemetry system having high resolution and accuracy has been developed at the Utah Water Research Laboratory. The sysem is used for telemetering precipitation data from 45 remote mountain sites in the Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges. At selected sites temperature, wind, and the water content of snow have also been telemetered. The use of a unique pick-off sensor on the transducer also permits the system to be readily adapted to telemeter information from many recording-type instruments such as a barograph.