Instrument : Total Precipitation Sensor (TPS)

Instrument Categories
Surface Meteorology

Picture of the Total Precipitation Sensor (TPS)

General Overview

The total precipitation sensor (TPS) measures atmospheric temperature, horizontal wind, and precipitation. It consists of a sensor head and electronics enclosure that are integrated as a single unit.

Output Datastreams

  • tps : Total Precipitation Sensor

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.


 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location
North Slope Alaska
NSAC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Barrow AK


Jessica Cherry
International Arctic Research Center
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