FSU DEPT. EARTH, OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
Accoustic Disdrometer RD-80
The disdrometer for rain drops is an instrument for measuring rain drop size distributions continuously and automatically. It was developed because statistically meaningful samples of rain drops could not be measured previously without a prohibitive amount of work.
Place as you would a standard rain gauge. There can be no obstructions normal to the sensor. Place a coarse sponge mat about 1/2-1" thick around the sensor to prevent rain from splashing instrument.
EOAS-ID = RDD80
Voltage = 12 VDC
Serial = RS232
Software = Disdrodata V 4.0 (run in wine on linux)
Manuals in : EOAS_Instruments/Disdrometers/Acoustic_Disdrometer/
Main Manual : rd-80-operating-instructions-may-2019.pdf
Software Manual : disdrodata-user-guide-4-0-may-2019.pdf
The disdrometer is located along the wood beam due east of the Dobson Observation Dome on the roof of LOVE. Be sure to check condition after major weather events and 2-3 times a year.