Laser Precipitation Monitor

Laser Precipitation Monitor Weather Sensor

A Disdrometer, also known as a Laser Precipitation Monitor (LPM) is an electronic instrument used for monitoring, measuring and identifying the different precipitation types.

Features at a Glance

  • Designed to survive harsh environments
  • Rugged, compact and lightweight design
  • Easy to install
  • High quality optical components
  • Very low maintenance
  • Integrated heaters
  • Built-in flash memory
  • Reliable and accurate measurements
  • EMC protected housing
  • Aluminium diecast and stainless steel housing
  • Particle size from 0.16mm
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Parameters measured

  • Drizzle
  • Rain
  • Hail
  • Snow
  • Amount
  • Velocity
  • Intensity
  • Size

Industry Applications

  • Roadway Monitoring
  • Meteorological Monitoring
  • Research
  • Airport observation systems
  • Hydrology

Compatible with

  • Weather Maestro

Features In Detail

Details & Advantages

The LPM incorporates a built-in heater ensuring reliability and accuracy when operating in extremely cold environments. The intelligence of the electronics allows it to compensate against the influence of dirt and temperature, and optical components are protected against environmental influence, together, all these smarts allow for accurate and reliable precipitation measurements.

The quality of the optical components allows the measurement of particle sizes from 0.16mm to 7mm; particle velocity of 0.2 to 20 metres per second. The main advantages of an LPM, they are rugged and nearly maintenance free.

The LPM is manufactured in Germany and is well designed and Engineered.  The cost is commensurate with the engineering and we recommend this instrument is selected at sites where mains power is readily available, and for projects where the sophisticated nature of the data collected is required.

Laser Precipitation Monitor installed at a Satellite Ground Station