Internet enabled tipping bucket rain gauge uri icon

abstract

  • The tipping bucket rain gauge is one of the most widely used apparatus for measuring rainfall. Data loggers connected to these rain gauges keep count of the amount of rainfall being received and store it in their internal memory until it's collected. Internet-enabled loggers present currently in the market are very limited and extremely expensive. This paper presents a cheap and efficient tipping bucket rain gauge with an internet enabled data logger. The data logger posts the rainfall data to a SQL database located on our server through a microcontroller which has been interfaced with a GSM/GPRS module. This data is posted automatically to the server after every rainfall or once after every 24 hours even if there is no rainfall, along with temperature and humidity data obtained from the respective sensors interfaced to the microcontroller

publication date

  • 2014
  • 2014