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Rain Monitoring - Be Prepared for Torrential Rain

Jun 03 2010

Author: L. Wilhelm on behalf of Lambrecht

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In 1859 Wilhelm Lambrecht started the production of meteorological instruments. Today Wilh. Lambrecht GmbH is the most experienced company in the branch. LAMBRECHT products which are characterized by excellent quality, performance and longevity, are supplied to 20.000 customers in more than 150 countries all over the world. The product range was extended by sensors and system solutions for medium budget. The company’s ambition was to reduce the price but to hold the high quality. The result is a sensor portfolio of very best price- performance ratio.

Lambrecht’s long term experience on various markets world wide as well as the successful combination of sales and service network together with highly motivated employees and reliable suppliers are the key and solid foundation for our continuous success and growth.

Further peripheral instruments and accessories can also be provided. The wide range of meteorological sensors and systems completes the product portfolio. The data loggers and software packages allow a comfortable and easy use. Substantial service packages in combination with an effective customer support and a long-term availability of spare parts distinguish Wilh. Lambrecht GmbH as a reliable supplier and partner.

Rain monitoring - alarm network
The change of global weather is an important matter and a daily discussed issue everywhere. Water and rain are the most important thing on earth and crucial for everybody’s survival. The world is increasingly faced with dangerous and life-threatening heavy rain disasters.

The present flood cases and the related disasters all over the world draw the attention of the responsibles. More and more rain measuring systems are installed to realise an early flood warning.

Depending on the topographical position of valuable goods or human life, rain must be measured at different points within the catchment area of the rain water. Valley rivers’ volumes increase dramatically as a result of water flow from the mountains. Therefore the rain must be measured at different levels on the mountain and also in the valley. By knowing the topographical situation, the mass of water can be calculated based on continuous data support from automatic rain gauges with online data transfer. This is the only way to warn the population and protect goods against the flood in time.

A precipitation alarm station basically consists of a precipitation sensor (a), a data logger with capable intelligence (b), a communication unit (c), a suitable message receiver (d) and a corresponding software (f). (The commonly needed power supply will not be discussed in more detail at this point.)

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