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    Author(s): G. L. Hayes
    Date: 1942
    Source: Monthly Weather Review. 70(12): 267-268.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The Forest Service type rain-gage was originated by W. B. Osborne of the Portland, Oreg., office of the U. S. Forest Service to meet a need for reliable rainfall measurements at low cost. Many hundreds of them, over 700 on the national forests of northern Idaho and western Montana alone, are now being used during the summer months as aids to forest-fire control management. They supply the only measurements of summer precipitation on millions of acres of forested mountain watersheds. Without low-cost gages such measurements could not be afforded at most of these stations.

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    Hayes, G. L. 1942. Reliability of the Forest Service type rain gage. Monthly Weather Review. 70(12): 267-268.


    rain gage, precipitation, watersheds, fire management

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