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Recording dew gage

Posted date: August 14, 2015
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Authors: Lloyd, Merle G.
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Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Fire Control Notes. 24: 42-44.


The instrument developed by Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station to record duration and amount of dew (fig. 1) consists of an expanded polystyrene block mounted on a balance, a clock-driven drum, and a pen geared from the balance to the drum. Changes in weight of the expanded polystyrene block as dew or rain is deposited are recorded on a chart mounted on the drum. This record shows the amount and time of dew formation and dissipation. The instrument also records time and amount of rainfall.


Lloyd, Merle G. 1963. Recording dew gage. Fire Control Notes. 24: 42-44.