Tinytag Re-Ed count input data loggers connected to a rain gauge record rainfall data as part of vital flood warning work.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is using Tinytag data
loggers in rainfall monitoring, to provide data which is used as
part of the models within its Flood Early Warning System. This
allows SEPA to inform both the public and category one responders
of flooding in their area.
A large number of Plus Re-Ed
TGPR-1201 data loggers have been installed across SEPA's entire
rain gauge network throughout Scotland. They are connected to an
EML SBS500 rain gauge and are used as a standalone backup logger
should the primary logger fail at site. Rainfall totals are
recorded every 15 minutes. Data recorded in the Tinytag Explorer
software is then rescaled in MS Excel to convert each pulse count
into a 0.2mm rainfall tip.
Michael Dyer is Senior Scientist for the flood warning
improvements project and was made aware of Tinytags by the
Project's instrumentation specialist. They were chosen for their
ease of use, the ease of use of the Tinytag Explorer software,
their long battery life and size - ideal for fitting inside the
Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge (TBR).
Michael comments, "The TGPR-1201 Tinytag data loggers have
proved to be very useful - they have helped us to always maintain a
full data record across our rain gauge network and proved an
excellent and reliable piece of kit. They ensure we never have any
gaps in our rainfall data and have proved invaluable on many
occasions when there have been issues with either the primary data
logger or the TBR instrument itself. They also provided information
that local hydrologists use to assist with Quality Control checks
on rainfall data."
Tinytag Re-Ed loggers are designed to work flexibly with a range
of third party sensors. The latest range of Tinytag Instrumentation
data loggers has now replaced the Re-ed units, providing voltage,
current and count loggers for use with third party sensors in order
to provide accurate and robust data loggers for specialist
applications such as this.
The image shows one of SEPA's standard rainfall