Accession Number : ADD011648

Title :   Snow Scale/Rate Meter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Plank,V G ; Matthews,A J ; Berthel,R O ; LaGross,D L

Report Date : 19 Feb 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A snow scale/rate meter having a highly accurrate weight sensing device enclosed in a thermally controlled environment. A clear plastic collection bucket is operably connected by means of an elongated shaft to the weight sensing device. In addition, a plurality of wind protection device surround the collection bucket as well as the limit collected snowfall to snowfall having trajectories of 45 deg. or less from the vertical. Snowfall weight and rate data can be accurately provided by this meter over extremely short intervals of times during in-the-field operation.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SNOW, *METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, RATES, WEIGHT, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE