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Chilbolton drop-counting and tipping bucket raingauge data

Unknown, A (2008) Chilbolton drop-counting and tipping bucket raingauge data. Documentation. Chilbolton Facility for Atmospheric and Radio Research (CFARR). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Data are provided from 2 types of raingauge, drop-counting and tipping-bucket, at 2 sites. The tipping-bucket raingauge is a common type of gauge, but it has poor resolution of rain rate. Rapid response drop-counting raingauges have been developed at the Chilbolton Observatory to give measurements of every drop rather than every tip of a bucket at high time resolution: 10 seconds. The BADC dataset also includes data from a low-rate drop-counting gauge at Chilbolton which is the same unit but with a larger collector of 387 cm2 rather than the standard 150 cm2 collector. Data from a standard tipping bucket gauge are also provided at each site. The raingauges operate routinely at Chilbolton, England (51.1445°N, 1.4370°W) and Sparsholt, England (51.0879°N, 1.3914°W), 8 km to the south-east of Chilbolton Observatory.

Item Type:Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects:Meteorology and Climatology
ID Code:85
Deposited By:Ms Belinda Robinson
Deposited On:16 Sep 2008 14:31
Last Modified:16 Sep 2008 14:31

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