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Evaluation of the trough-type rain gageAuthor(s): Irvin C. Reigner
Source: Research Note NE-20. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAlthough infrequently used, the trough-type rain gage has been described as aerodynamically the most efficient of gages (Hayes and Kittredge 1949). This applies only to the commercial semicircular eave-gutter type of trough and not to troughs rectangular in cross-section. The latter, as well as the upright cylindrical type of gage, produces greater disturbances in the rain-bearing wind stream.
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CitationReigner, Irvin C. 1964. Evaluation of the trough-type rain gage. Research Note NE-20. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 1-4
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