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PLUDIX has different measurement capabilities.
Detection and characterization of precipitation
The detection and characterization of a precipitation and its characterization in PLUDIX is based on the fact that each precipitation type (rain, snow, hail) has its own Doppler spectrum. So for each precipitation type a different algorithm is selected to determine size distribution and intensity.
The instrument measures the size of the hydrometeors falling in a well defined volume (about 3 m high and 1 m wide) above it.
The hydrometeors are classified in variable size intervals (e.g. 0.3 mm for intermediate size drops). In each size the average concentrations (m-3) and its contribution to the total precipitation intensity (in mm h-1) is given.
Rain gauge function
By integration of the disdrometric function the instrument is providing the instantaneous rainfall rate and the total amount in a given time interval.
PLUDIX technical characteristics are listed below:
PLUDIX has 3 different connection ways that allow to communicate with the signal process unit and allow to download data:
Serial Port RS232C
A dedicated software pack has been developed to establish a direct connection between a PC and the singal process unit, to visualize and store data though the all three connection ways.