Marinduque installs new automated rain guage
BOAC, Marinduque, June 11 (PIA) -- The province of Marinduque installed the automated rain gauge in Brgy. Mahinhin, Boac, Marinduque through the joint efforts of the Provincial Science and Technology Center-Marinduque and the Provincial Disaster Reduction and Management Council last May 30.
The unit will automatically transmit on-time rainfall data to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and to Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI). Such data are also available to the public via their websites.
The automated weather stations (AWS) and automated rain gauges (ARGs), which were installed in different parts of the country, are very useful for flood and weather monitoring. AWS transmits on-time data on the amount of rainfall, temperature, pressure, humidity and wind speed, direction, and velocity. With these advanced weather instruments, the public can now have access to a more reliable and up-to-date weather data and early announcements can be made to the communities to prevent loss of lives and properties.
In Marinduque, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - PAGASA had installed the AWS in Brgy. Sibuyao, Torrijos, last September 2011 while the ARG was installed inside the SMART cell site in Brgy. Mercado, Boac last October 2011.
The National Flood Monitoring Program of the DOST is one of the governmentâ€™s commitments towards a more effective and efficient disaster mitigation and monitoring system. (TBO/ML/BTC/EPM-PIA 4B/DOST)
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