Rainfall measurement revisited

Rodda, John C.; Dixon, Harry. 2012 Rainfall measurement revisited. Weather, 67 (5). 131-136.

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This paper revisits research investigating errors in rainfall measurement, principally those due to the effect of wind on the standard Met Office gauge. This gauge usually catches less than what would reach the ground in its absence, causing a systematic error. Results previously reported for the station at Wallingford are updated. The issues surrounding errors in rainfall measurement are discussed together with the consequences for their applications.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Water > WA Topic 1 - Variability and Change in Water Systems > WA - 1.1 - Continued long term monitoring and integrated observation of freshwater systems
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: UKCEH Fellows
Boorman (to September 2014)
ISSN: 0043-1656
Additional Keywords: raingauge, precipitation measurement, ground level raingauges, rainfall
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
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Date made live: 27 Apr 2012 13:24 +0 (UTC)

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