An account is given of precipitation measurements taken with various precipitation gauge installations at Ultuna, Sweden during 1957-1960. A new gauge constructed to measure small spatial variations in rainfall is described and tested. The difficulty in measuring both rain and snow with the same elevated gauge is demonstrated. An extrapolation procedure is used in an attempt to estimate the snowfall at the snow surface. The great loss in the catch of snow when using elevated gauges (40-50 % at 1.5 m over the ground surface) indicates that this method is very unsatisfactory for measuring solid precipitation.

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