Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3525–3542, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3525-2017

Special issue: The World Meteorological Organization Solid Precipitation...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3525–3542, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3525-2017

Research article 14 Jul 2017

Research article | 14 Jul 2017

Analysis of single-Alter-shielded and unshielded measurements of mixed and solid precipitation from WMO-SPICE

John Kochendorfer et al.

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Precipitation measurements were combined from eight separate precipitation testbeds to create multi-site transfer functions for the correction of unshielded and single-Alter-shielded precipitation gauge measurements. Site-specific errors and more universally applicable corrections were created from these WMO-SPICE measurements. The importance and magnitude of such wind speed corrections were demonstrated.