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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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Highlights

See REAL-TIME rainfall intensity observations measured by a CAE tipping-bucket rain gauge (link to the UniGe meteo station).

Last precipitation date: 2018-12-17



Computational Fluid Dyanmics analysis of precipitation gauges wind induced errors
( see Publications )

Hydraulic Laboratory "E.Marchi" - University of Genoa

The wide varieties of laboratory equipments and available facilities at the University of Genoa allow:

  1. the development of both basic and applied research and experimental activities in the field of hydrology and environmental monitoring
  2. the characterization and qualification of instruments and processes relevant to environmental protection. The laboratory is classified as highly qualified according to the Italian Decree by Law 297/99.
In particular, the two specialized devices below for rain gauge testing are available, together with the basic electronic equipment for data acquisition, in both analogical and digital forms, as well as specific devices to comply with the data output requirements of typical rain gauges.


Hydraulic Laboratory "E.Marchi" at the University of Genova (Photo Piccone)
LC-PrIN - WMO-CIMO Lead Centre "B.Castelli" on Precipitation Intensity