Evaporation FREE, oil FREE, rain and snow sampling device with minimal required maintenance.
Reliable and robust for field operations.
This Rain Sampler was especially designed for collecting and sampling composite monthly samples as requested for stable isotope precipitation networks, but it can be used for any purpose rain and snow sampling if you wish to avoid re-evaporation and the use of medicinal paraffin oil, as presence of oil fractions in the water sample can create various problems for laboratory analysis.
The rain/snow sampler can be installed at nearly any place, it can be adapted to any required time-period by adjustment of the funnel size or the change of the bottle type/volume. The maintenance effort is minimal and requires staff involvement only once per month (or at any other chosen collection/sampling period), normally for a time of less than 2 min to change and cap the bottles and to remove any litter that might be caught in the funnel.
We are offering this Rain Sampler internationally, the devices are being used all over the world, from tropical parts of South America to Arctic regions. Our buyers are very diverse, from Nuclear and Atomic institutes, National Water Research Institutes, Geological survey institutes to Ministry’s of Infrastructure and the Environment of different countries, etc.
There are two models in our offer, standard smaller Rain Sampler, and a bigger snow sampling model. For the smaller one, an in depth review has even been written in Elsevier, Journal of Hydrology (Volumes 448–449, 2 July 2012, Pages 195–200).
Operating in rain, light snow, drizzle Atmospheric deposition at remote sites
Water enters the 3 liter plastic bottle through the funnel and the intake tube. A protection against birds is attached to the top of the funnel. Inside the funnel is a stainless steel mesh to prevent dirt from entering the bottle.
Acid rain and global climate change research
Input for precipitation forecast models
Chemical/Bio agent research
Operating in rain, light snow, drizzle
Atmospheric deposition at remote sites
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