RAINFALL MONITORING

ESSENTIAL CLIMATIC OBSERVATIONS FOR SAFETY-CRITICAL OPERATIONS

"The Metasphere units are working very well, allowing crucial flow data to be retrieved to satisfy regulatory compliance for the water companies and the Environment Agencies in both England and Scotland"

Karl Bambynek, Siris Environmental Ltd

Weather monitoring plays an important part in almost every aspect of life.

At Metasphere we have integrated a number of leading combined weather stations and rain gauges with our battery powered logging and telemetry units, in order to provide easy-to-deploy weather monitoring systems that cover many of the main parameters required for climatic observations through to weather information for safety critical operations. There are a number of variations of ran gauges in particular used such as Tipping bucket rain (TBR) gauge, Weighing precipitation gauge & Pluviometers. 

THE PROBLEM

Climate change is affecting the frequency and severity of rainfall. Historical data is no longer as effective for predicting weather patterns, and there is an increased need for cost-effective, reliable rainfall measurement across many industries.

THE RISK

The impact of inaccurate rainfall data will vary depending on the severity of the rainfall event. Satellite data does not give a direct measurement of rainfall, and the data provided is subject to various errors depending on the sensing technology used. Verification of satellite and radar data can only be provided by localised rainfall measurement.

THE SOLUTION

Metasphere's localised monitoring stations provide accurate rainfall information in near-real-time, enabling users to react appropriately. The data provided allows interested parties to provide forecasts, issue warnings or take appropriate measures depending on how they will be affected by the data.

HOW DOES THE METASPHERE
SOLUTION WORK?

Metasphere's monitoring systems based on the Point Colour range will take inputs from up to 12 sensors. Sensors are monitored on a predefined interval, relevant to both the site and the sensors being deployed.

The Point Colour RTU can be configured to dynamically increase its measurement rate, and dynamically dial in if one of its user-definable alarm levels is breached. Data can be sent back to the Metasphere data service, Palette, where users can view the received data or make use of both the email and SMS alarm functionality. The latter is particularly useful for receiving alarms out of hours.

Data can also be sent to both FTP and DNP3 servers where subsequent alarms can be generated by the user, or data can be used to perform control functions.

POINT COLOUR REMOTE
TELEMETRY UNITS:

THE METASPHERE PRODUCT RANGE