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Title: Precipitation measurements on wind-swept slopes

Author: Helmers, Austin E.;

Date: 1954

Source: Transactions American Geophysical Union. 35(3): 471-474.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Precipitation catch for three calendar years is compared for four types of gage installation on a wind-swept south-facing slope with a 22° gradient at elevation 5500 ft. The 1950 precipitation catch by (1) weighing-recording gage with the orifice and an Alter type wind shield sloped parallel to the ground surface, (2) unshielded nonrecording gage with orifice sloped parallel to the ground surface, (3) weighing-recording gage with horizontal orifice and Alter type wind shield, and (4) unshielded U. S. Weather Bureau standard gage with funnel removed was (1) 62.90, (2) 53.34, (3) 39.82 and (4) 27.64 inches, respectively. In 1951 the respective catches were (1) 61.38.1 (2) 52.94, (3) 35.91 and (4) 25.67 inches; and in 1952 they were (1) 39.62, (2) 35.01, (3)

Keywords: precipitation measurements, gage, wind velocity

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Helmers, Austin E. 1954. Precipitation measurements on wind-swept slopes. Transactions American Geophysical Union. 35(3): 471-474.


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