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The TROPO Precipitation Gauge is the next generation 4-inch all-weather professional precipitation gauge that meets the accuracy and specification requirements of CoCoRaHS. The TROPO is the approved, premium CoCoRaHS gauge option.
Included in the box:
• Universal Mounting Bracket
• Bird Deterrent Rods (x8)
• Inner Tube (mm & inches)
• Outer Tube (mm & inches)
|• Cable Ties (x2)
• Wood Screws (x2)
• Adhesive Strip (for frictional grip to pole)
• Extra Long Cleaning Brush
• Bubble Level
• Installation and User Guide
(also available HERE)
The TROPO is the first comprehensive refresh of the 4-inch Stratus All-weather Rain Gauge, which was first introduced way back in 1973! Based on the design of NOAA’s National Weather Service official standard 8” rain gauge, the TROPO Precipitation Gauge uses the same dual cylinder design to measure precipitation with a resolution of 0.01” (.25 mm).
The inner cylinder holds 1 inch (25 mm) of precipitation, while the extra-large outer cylinder holds another 12.50 inches (317.5 mm) of precipitation making the maximum capacity approximatley 13.5” (343 mm). The inner cylinder and funnel top cap are removable to allow catchment of snowfall or other frozen precipitation, which can then be melted down or weighed to determine a liquid equivalent.
The gauge is made of a UV stabilized Polycarbonate; the same weather resistent material as greenhouses.
This is the most advanced, accurate and easy-to-use manual precipitation gauge available.
For more details see TROPO page.
Note: Custom station ID labels are sold separately (see TROPO - Parts) and were included with all pre-orders from March - April, 2023 as a complimentary thank you.
PACKAGING NOTICE: This product may ship in a box that reveals its contents. If this is a concern, please contact us to see if other options are available.
Superior to other gauges I've used. Wish I had known about Tropo many years ago!
New Rain Gauge CLIMALYTIC has developed a new and improved rain gauge. It’s called the TROPO I was asked to write a review and here it is: (pix at end) "I have had the new TROPO Precipitation Gauge for over a month now. This gauge will supersede the standard Clear-Vu gauge. It is more robust, holds more precipitation, mounts easily, has a nicely incorporated handle and side grips for emptying the tube when necessary, easy to read graduated precipitation amounts in both mm and inches and, those bird spikes around the top rim really help by stopping our feather friends from sitting on the rim. (You know the rest) It even comes with a long cleaner brush to clean deep inside the tube when needed. They put a lot of thought into this gauge and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who takes their weather readings of precipitation seriously and accurately. Great job! Nick Stefano Sussex County Weather North Jersey Weather Observers www.climalytic.com [email protected]
Let me just say I just got the gauge, and what I love is the company gives you the pickle with the product. The brush is huge to have! Personally I was shorted a bird spike from the factory, that is a mark down for quality control, I have no easy way to find a replacement and the gauge will forever not be complete. if the plastic handles the UV and the markings don't easily wear. I think all the subtle improvements are welcomed. When comparing it to the standard gauge make sure you factor in shipping and the brush when comparing to ordering this gauge.
Five stars for both! Best customer service and assistance with shipping needs. Top quality product. I appreciate the increased precision and the improved "user friendliness" built into this tool. Worth every penny and then some!!
I had a old raingauge I took the protector screen that keeps out trash. Installed in to the tropo And it worked Need to implement that on your new product.
This Rain Gauge is without a doubt the most well thought out and quality made gauge out there in the 4 inch category. Tye the inventor of the rain gauge put a 110% effort into its creation, and thought of everything.It is a well built QUALITY product ,and tested for complete accuracy. All of the extras you need to install and maintain the gauge are included! If you are SERIOUS about measuring Precipitation…. Look no further, just order this gauge! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! It’s a Top Shelf product…..from a Top Shelf Family Company. Finally their Customer Service is Amazing. As they say……JUST DO IT!
I got my new TROPO gauge installed today, very easy to work with. I was very impressed with the packaging and excellent quality of the gauge!!! A very SATISFIED CoCoRaHS observer!!! I would recommend this gauge to anyone!!
The Tropo rain Gauge solved a number of problems I had with the Stratus Gauge I've been using for 30+ years. I need to mount the gauge on a pole to get it high enough to avoid the community sprinklers. I had the Stratus mounted to the pole using Bungee cords, not exactly ideal. The tropo with the included ties mounts securely to the pole. I also had problems with bird poop which the included bird spikes should take care of. It is also, much easier to put the tube back in, it balances nicely compared to the Stratus. It is also easier to read the rain accumulation and the spout & handle makes it easier to pour amounts over 1 inch. Great Job, highly recommended!
I’ve recently purchased the Tropo rain gauge, and it has been excellent. It is very accurate and best of all easy to use. I really enjoy the forethought that they had designing this gauge all the way down to the accessories that it came with. The brush I didn’t think I’d really need, but it really comes in handy more than I would have thought. If you’re having reservations buying this product… don’t. I highly recommend it!
I knew when I opened the box that I had made the right choice when I ordered. I have now had over an inch at time. It's easy to pore from the large cylinder in to the small one. I recommend this for everyone wanting a new gauge.
Got mine in today and very impressed! Although the installation instruction fails to mention how high does the top of the cap/funnel have to be from the top of the beveled edge of a 4x4. on the other the rain gauge the instruction mentions this! Cannot find any other information so that I can correctly install the Tropo.
Great product to read rain acumulations and a new inversion for CoCoRaHS.