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Title: Rain sampling device

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 the precipitation from the 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. 11 figures.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7274688
Report Number(s):
US 5016196; A
PPN: US 7-476124
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2 Feb 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RAIN; SAMPLING; SAMPLERS; DESIGN; WEATHER; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; EQUIPMENT 540110*