they didn't all burn

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they didn't all burn

Post by Chip Down » October 4th, 2018, 8:00 pm

Many of you have seen this. Who can identify it?
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retired jerry
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Re: they didn't all burn

Post by retired jerry » October 4th, 2018, 8:09 pm

I've seen one of those on Mt Adams. Must be some snow measuring device?

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Post by RobFromRedland » October 5th, 2018, 4:27 am

It is from a Snotel site - I believe they are for measuring rainfall. Here is a page describing the various instruments at a snotel site:

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nr ... 2p2_046152

It is interesting to see one up close....
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Re: they didn't all burn

Post by retired jerry » October 5th, 2018, 4:35 am

ahhh...

there's an orifice at the top to let in rain and snow. The circular structure is to shield it from wind so that doesn't effect how much water gets into the orifice. It's tall enough to hold one season's worth of rain. I'll have to look at one close up again.

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Re: they didn't all burn

Post by Don Nelsen » October 5th, 2018, 1:10 pm

I've wandered into a few of those over the years. Most recently this one just a few days ago:
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After a little research, I found that this site is called Calamity.
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Re: they didn't all burn

Post by adamschneider » October 5th, 2018, 4:18 pm

Don Nelsen wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 1:10 pm
After a little research, I found that this site is called Calamity.
After a little research, I found that you end up in some weird, random places. :)

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