Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5845–5861, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5845-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5845–5861, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5845-2019

Research article 08 Nov 2019

Research article | 08 Nov 2019

The Disdrometer Verification Network (DiVeN): a UK network of laser precipitation instruments

Ben S. Pickering et al.

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The Disdrometer Verification Network (DiVeN): particle diameter and fall velocity measurements from a network of Thies Laser Precipitation Monitors around the UK (2017-2019) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Met Office, B. S. Pickering, R. R. Neely III, and D. Harrison https://doi.org/10.5285/602f11d9a2034dae9d0a7356f9aeaf45

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Short summary
A new network of precipitation instruments has been established for the UK. The instruments are capable of detecting the fall velocity and diameter of each particle that falls through a laser beam. The particle characteristics are derived from the duration and amount of decrease in beam brightness as perceived by a receiving diode. A total of 14 instruments make up the network and all instruments upload 60 s frequency data in near-real time to a publicly available website with plots.