Leach, D. et al

Continuous measurements of rainfall (2002-2007) [LOCAR]

Continuous measurements of rainfall from the Frome Piddle; Pang Lambourn and Tern catchments, recorded between 2002 and 2007. Continuous recording rain gauges were installed at six sites in these catchments to record 15 minute rainfall data for differing periods at the varying sites. The instruments were installed as part of the NERC funded Lowland Catchment Research (LOCAR) Programme to provide comparable baseline rainfall data across the LOCAR catchments.

Publication date: 2015-11-05

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This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Leach, D.; Henville, P.; Wyatt, R.; Hewitt, E.; Morrissey, I.; Weller, J.; Tindall, C. I.; Bachiller-Jareno, N. (2015). Continuous measurements of rainfall (2002-2007) [LOCAR]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3ab4545b-2453-4bdf-9b48-552748632cdd


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Study area
Temporal extent
2002-11-19    to    2007-05-16

Provenance & quality

The rainfall data were measured using an automatic tipping bucket rain gauge. The gauge consisted of a funnel that collected and channelled the precipitation into a small seesaw-like container. After a pre-set amount of precipitation fell, the bucket tipped, dumping the collected water. The tips were converted into 15 minute rainfall data values and stored on the connected logger. The Catchment Service Team in each catchment was responsible for installing, maintaining and downloading the loggers on the rain gauges on a regular basis. The data are raw and have not been quality controlled.

Correspondence/contact details

Bachiller-Jareno, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom


Leach, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Henville, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wyatt, R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hewitt, E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Morrissey, I.
Birmingham University
Weller, J.
Birmingham University
Tindall, C. I.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bachiller-Jareno, N.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Catchment LOCAR,  rainfall,  Rees Section Tabular The Lowland Catchment Research Programme,  Time Series Water Quality Water resources (en) Weather
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
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