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    Author(s): G. L. Hayes
    Date: 1944
    Source: Monthly Weather Review. 72(5): 111-114.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    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.

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


    rainfall, wind, precipitation measurement

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