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Title: A method of measuring rainfall on windy slopes

Author: Hayes, G. L.;

Date: 1944

Source: Monthly Weather Review. 72(5): 111-114.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: 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.

Keywords: rainfall, wind, precipitation measurement

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


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