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A method of measuring rainfall on windy slopes

Posted date: August 13, 2015
Publication Year: 
1944
Authors: Hayes, G. L.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Monthly Weather Review. 72(5): 111-114.

Abstract

The object of precipitation measurement, as stated by Brooks (1), is to obtain "a fair sample of the fall reaching the earth's surface over the area represented by the measurement." The area referred to is horizontal, or map area. Even when measured on a slope, precipitation is always expressed as depth of water on a horizontal area.

Citation

Hayes, G. L. 1944. A method of measuring rainfall on windy slopes. Monthly Weather Review. 72(5): 111-114.