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Title: Rain sampling device

Abstract

The present invention constitutes a rain sampling device adapted for independent operation at locations remote from the user which allows rainfall to be sampled in accordance with any schedule desired by the user. The rain sampling device includes a mechanism for directing wet precipitation into a chamber, a chamber for temporarily holding the precipitation during the process of collection, a valve mechanism for controllably releasing samples of said precipitation from said chamber, a means for distributing the samples released from the holding chamber into vessels adapted for permanently retaining these samples, and an electrical mechanism for regulating the operation of the device.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Prosser, WA
  3. Benton City, WA
  4. Kennewick, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
867820
Patent Number(s):
5016196
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rain; sampling; device; constitutes; adapted; independent; operation; locations; remote; user; allows; rainfall; sampled; accordance; schedule; desired; mechanism; directing; wet; precipitation; chamber; temporarily; holding; process; collection; valve; controllably; releasing; samples; means; distributing; released; vessels; permanently; retaining; electrical; regulating; sampling device; rain sampling; device adapted; /702/73/340/

Citation Formats

Nelson, Danny A, Tomich, Stanley D, Glover, Donald W, Allen, Errol V, Hales, Jeremy M, and Dana, Marshall T. Rain sampling device. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Nelson, Danny A, Tomich, Stanley D, Glover, Donald W, Allen, Errol V, Hales, Jeremy M, & Dana, Marshall T. Rain sampling device. United States.
Nelson, Danny A, Tomich, Stanley D, Glover, Donald W, Allen, Errol V, Hales, Jeremy M, and Dana, Marshall T. Tue . "Rain sampling device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867820.
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author = {Nelson, Danny A and Tomich, Stanley D and Glover, Donald W and Allen, Errol V and Hales, Jeremy M and Dana, Marshall T},
abstractNote = {The present invention constitutes a rain sampling device adapted for independent operation at locations remote from the user which allows rainfall to be sampled in accordance with any schedule desired by the user. The rain sampling device includes a mechanism for directing wet precipitation into a chamber, a chamber for temporarily holding the precipitation during the process of collection, a valve mechanism for controllably releasing samples of said precipitation from said chamber, a means for distributing the samples released from the holding chamber into vessels adapted for permanently retaining these samples, and an electrical mechanism for regulating the operation of the device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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