Low-cost storage-type precipitation gages

TitleLow-cost storage-type precipitation gages
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1946
AuthorsFittinger, H. J.
Conference Name14th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 14th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedFebruary 1946
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part I:
Conference LocationSacramento, California
KeywordsPrecipitation gage, Shielded storage gage

A different design of a storage precipitation gage is described and pictured. The gage is designed primarily for low altitude where freezing is not a problem. However, an initial charge of antifreeze solution could be used during winter months to insure against freezing and loss of the catch. Where rain gages cannot be attended in isolated locations this design appears to be adequate.Discussion of the gage design is presented by Ashton R. Codd.