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The Lead Centre partecipated to the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2017 in Amsterdam

The Lead Centre partecipated to the Metoemet final meeting in Moncalieri (Tourin), presentig the results performed in the Research Excellence Grant (REG3) of the Meteomet2 project.

The Lead Centre will participate to the WMO TECO 2016 conference and the International Conference on Metrology for Meteorology and Climate with poster presentations on the more recent research developments and ongoing collaborations.

Wind tunnel experiments are currently under execution at the DICCA laboratories to provide information on rain gauges performance under turbulent winds and validation of CFD numerical analysis.

Oral presentation at the AMS annual meeting in New Orleans. Download the presentation.

Oral and poster presentations at the UrbanRain workshop (Pontresina). Download the short paper on the jointed CFD activity with EML.

The Lead Centre has recently signed a new research agreement with LSI LASTEM to study an improved rainfall intensity sensor compliant with UNI 11452:2012.

Arctic Circle 2015 Assembly

Presentation at the Arctic Metrology breakout session of the Arctic Circle 2015 Assembly.

New publications about the Lead Centre CFD studies available on AMS journals.

New field activities

Installation and set-up of aerodynamic gauges and a laser disdrometer at the Vigna di Valle field site.

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The Lead Centre activities


The LC-PrIn is mainly devoted to research and experimental activities related to the measurement of rainfall intensity, its accuracy and interpretation. These are performed in both laboratory, controlled conditions and in the field.

Technical activities aim at improving the performance of catching and non-catching type gauges, including the development of new design and solutions for measurement instruments and their calibration and correction.

Knowhow and support is provided to WMO commissions, National Weather Services, standardisation bodies, and manufacturers in terms of capacity building as well as specialised consultancy. Theoretical studies and numerical modelling are addressed for the investigation of specific problems, as e.g. in the case of wind induced undercatch of precipitation gauges.

List of activities:

LC-PrIN - WMO-CIMO Lead Centre "B.Castelli" on Precipitation Intensity