The precipitation sampler is used for the purpose of collecting the precipitation, depending of its configuration, in a large sample
bottle (E configuration), 2 bottles for weekly samples (D configuration) or in 8 separate day or single daily samples (S configuration).
The individual sample bottle can be easily removed from the apparatus at the end of the period of measurement for laboratory
analysis. Every single component which is used for measurement is made out of chemically neutral material and placed in a
thermally insulated housing. At high temperatures the housing is ventilated automatically to avoid overheating from intense radiation
of the sun. For winter operation an electronically controlled funnel heating and a heating for the sample room are provided.
Direct material, funnel shape and the collection surface correspond to the standards of the VDI-recommendations 3870. (VDI:
Association of German Engineers)