A total precipitation catchment and telemetering device is described for use in mountainous regions. The precipitation transucer uses a weighing-type mechanism which has a variable inductor sensor.
The catchment system floats on springs and has negligible static friction. The radio transponder is powered by dry batteries. It responds upon coded interrogation, sending hydrologic or meteorological data through a mountaintop translator to a base station
Chadwick, Duane G., "USU remote total precipitation telemetry station" (1968). Reports. Paper 575.