Instrumentation and Measurement of Surface Precipitation

Instrumentation and Measurement of Surface Precipitation
At the end of this lesson, the learner should be able to do the following:
  • Identify different measurements methods of precipitation amount and intensity.
  • Describe the operating principles of common instruments used to measure ground-based precipitation.
  • Identify sources of uncertainty in precipitation measurements.
  • Match measurement instruments to scientific or operational requirements.
  • Recommend optimal siting locations based on representativeness and the given measurement need.