The effect of gauge height, exposure and screening on systematic errors in rainfall estimation is investigated. Adhesion losses are found to be more than 2% of the annual precipitation, but for summer periods alone it can amount to over 5%. A statistical model using the square root of observations (corrected for adhesion) is found to be adequate to describe differences due to the aerodynamic effects. A correction formula is proposed.
Research Article|June 01 1978
Some Errors in Precipitation Measurements
Keld Rømer Rasmussen, Christian Halgreen; Some Errors in Precipitation Measurements. Hydrology Research 1 June 1978; 9 (3-4): 145–160. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.1978.0017
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