Articles | Volume 23, issue 6
Technical note
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19 Jun 2019
Technical note | Highlight paper |  | 19 Jun 2019

Technical note: A microcontroller-based automatic rain sampler for stable isotope studies

Nils Michelsen, Gerrit Laube, Jan Friesen, Stephan M. Weise, Ali Bakhit Ali Bait Said, and Thomas Müller


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 May 2019) by Martijn Westhoff
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Short summary
Most commercial automatic rain samplers are costly and do not prevent evaporation from the collection bottles. Hence, we have developed a microcontroller-based collector enabling timer-actuated integral rain sampling. The simple, low-cost device is robust and effectively minimizes post-sampling evaporation. The excellent performance of the collector during an evaporation experiment in a lab oven suggests that even multi-week field deployments in warm climates are feasible.