Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/300528
Title:
Development and Testing of a Laser Rain Gage
Author:
Ozment, Arnold D.
Affiliation:
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Issue Date:
12-Apr-1975
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
Current catchment methods of measuring precipitation have several problems which affect their accuracy. The physical presence of the gage disturbs windflow patterns and reduces catch. Other errors of less significance arise from evaporation from the gage, and wetting of the gage. A method is described of measuring precipitation by scattering light from a beam by waterdrops. The sampling medium is a collimated beam from a helium-neon laser. The amount of light scattered is a function of the number and size of drops intercepting the beam.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.; Rain gages; Rainfall; Distribution patterns; Testing procedures; Measurement; On-site-tests; Precipitation (atmospheric); Circulation; Evaporation; Laser rain gage
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDevelopment and Testing of a Laser Rain Gageen_US
dc.contributor.authorOzment, Arnold D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArizona State University, Tempe, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentColorado State University, Fort Collinsen_US
dc.date.issued1975-04-12-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractCurrent catchment methods of measuring precipitation have several problems which affect their accuracy. The physical presence of the gage disturbs windflow patterns and reduces catch. Other errors of less significance arise from evaporation from the gage, and wetting of the gage. A method is described of measuring precipitation by scattering light from a beam by waterdrops. The sampling medium is a collimated beam from a helium-neon laser. The amount of light scattered is a function of the number and size of drops intercepting the beam.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectRain gagesen_US
dc.subjectRainfallen_US
dc.subjectDistribution patternsen_US
dc.subjectTesting proceduresen_US
dc.subjectMeasurementen_US
dc.subjectOn-site-testsen_US
dc.subjectPrecipitation (atmospheric)en_US
dc.subjectCirculationen_US
dc.subjectEvaporationen_US
dc.subjectLaser rain gageen_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/300528-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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