An Evaluation of the Hydrometeorological Ground Truth Facility at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Research and development technical rept.,
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J
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Analysis of raingage and streamgage data from the hydrometeorological facility located on the Jornada Experimental Range is presented. It was found that rainfall and streamflow were highly influenced by the large changes in topography of the area, thereby making the estimation of rainfall from satellite data more difficult. Also, the gaging network was determined to be inadequate as a ground truth facility for meteorological satellites due to the spacing and areal extent of the instrumentation. The hydrographs derived from the data most closely fit a simple model derived by Reich. If studies in desert hydrology and rainfall patterns are to be continued, a larger area with more recording gages will be required.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering