disdrometer


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disdrometer

[diz′dräm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
Equipment designed to measure and record the size distribution of raindrops as they occur in the atmosphere.
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Other sensors include three instrumented research aircraft, three research ships, buoys, ocean sensors, additional mobile precipitation radars, cloud radars and microradars, hundreds of rain gauges, ten disdrometers (to measure size and speed of individual raindrops), a dozen lidars, sonar, instrumented balloons, wind profilers, and a lightning mapping array.