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Precipitation measurements on wind-swept slopes

Posted date: August 14, 2015
Publication Year: 
1954
Authors: Helmers, Austin E.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Transactions American Geophysical Union. 35(3): 471-474.

Abstract

Precipitation catch for three calendar years is compared for four types of gage installation on a wind-swept south-facing slope with a 22° gradient at elevation 5500 ft. The 1950 precipitation catch by (1) weighing-recording gage with the orifice and an Alter type wind shield sloped parallel to the ground surface, (2) unshielded nonrecording gage with orifice sloped parallel to the ground surface, (3) weighing-recording gage with horizontal orifice and Alter type wind shield, and (4) unshielded U. S. Weather Bureau standard gage with funnel removed was (1) 62.90, (2) 53.34, (3) 39.82 and (4) 27.64 inches, respectively. In 1951 the respective catches were (1) 61.38.1 (2) 52.94, (3) 35.91 and (4) 25.67 inches; and in 1952 they were (1) 39.62, (2) 35.01, (3)

Citation

Helmers, Austin E. 1954. Precipitation measurements on wind-swept slopes. Transactions American Geophysical Union. 35(3): 471-474.