Accession Number : AD0016082

Title :   METHODS OF MEASURING PRECIPITATION FOR USE WITH THE AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS STATE WATER SURVEY DIV URBANA

Personal Author(s) : KURTYKA, J.C.

Report Date : 15 FEB 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 1

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.

Descriptors :   , BIBLIOGRAPHIES, CLIMATOLOGY, HYDROLOGY, MEASUREMENT, RADAR, RAIN, RAIN GAGES, RAINFALL, RATES, SNOW, SUBJECT INDEXING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE