Accession Number:

AD0016082

Title:

METHODS OF MEASURING PRECIPITATION FOR USE WITH THE AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION

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ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY DIV URBANA

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Report Date:

1953-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A comprehensive review is presented of the literature pertaining to methods and instruments for measuring rain and snow. A partially annotated bibliography with subject index is included. For applications in climatology and hydrology, present-day gages are considered adequate for rain measurements, but they require improvement for more satisfactory snow measurements. However, for cloud-physics and radar studies, a demand exists for a rain gage that accurately portrays rates of rainfall as well as amount.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE