Rain Gauges: Are They Really Ground Truth?

Rain Gauges: Are They Really Ground Truth?
T2cusa 2018-01-20 09:48:57

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aimwo4 2013-06-03 10:06:40

Up until now, I figured that rain collection gauge in my back yard was gospel. I had no idea what was inside of the little plastic casing. Now that I know what is inside and how it works (tipping bucket), I can assign some truth to the data being recorded on my station console and computer. I recently went out into the rain to assess the size of the rain-drops falling near the rain gauge, just to experience some of what I learned in this module. I make sure to check wind speed when checking through the precipitation collection log. I also made sure that my collector is centrally located away from surrounding vegetation, buildings and anything that might cause a thermal anomaly near the device. This was very educational for the course and my own practical applications!
gowkaiser 2013-05-04 19:29:23

Excelente curso. Explica los aspectos esenciales a tomar cuenta respecto al manejo de los datos de los pluviómetros y sus limitaciones.
myke 2013-02-24 16:53:20

Good information without being so nerdie that you would need a meteorologist to explain it to you. Moved along evenly, and was very interesting.