How Well Are We Measuring Snow: The NOAA/FAA/NCAR Winter Precipitation Test Bed

Rasmussen, Roy; Baker, Bruce; Kochendorfer, John; Meyers, Tilden; Landolt, Scott; Fischer, Alexandre P.; Black, Jenny; Thériault, Julie M.; Kucera, Paul; Gochis, David; Smith, Craig; Nitu, Rodica; Hall, Mark; Ikeda, Kyoko et Gutmann, Ethan (2012). « How Well Are We Measuring Snow: The NOAA/FAA/NCAR Winter Precipitation Test Bed ». Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93(6), pp. 811-829.

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This paper presents recent efforts to understand the relative accuracies of different instrumentation and gauges with various windshield configurations to measure snowfall. Results from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Marshall Field Site will be highlighted. This site hosts a test bed to assess various solid precipitation measurement techniques and is a joint collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NCAR, the National Weather Service (NWS), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The collaboration involves testing new gauges and other solid precipitation measurement techniques in comparison with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reference snowfall measurements. This assessment is critical for any ongoing studies and applications, such as climate monitoring and aircraft deicing, that rely on accurate and consistent precipitation measurements.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Federal Aviation Administration, National center for atmospheric researches, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Precipitation gauges, Relative accuracy, Site tests, Snow event, Solid precipitation, Total solids, Winter precipitation
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences > Département des sciences de la Terre et de l'atmosphère
Déposé par: Julie Mireille Thériault
Date de dépôt: 21 mars 2016 14:29
Dernière modification: 19 avr. 2016 18:05
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