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Volume 21, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5263–5272, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-5263-2017
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Special issue: The World Meteorological Organization Solid Precipitation...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5263–5272, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-5263-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 19 Oct 2017

Research article | 19 Oct 2017

Measuring precipitation with a geolysimeter

Craig D. Smith et al.

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This research provides an example of how groundwater pressures measured in deep observation wells can be used as a reliable estimate, and perhaps as a reference, for event-based precipitation. Changes in loading at the surface due to the weight of precipitation are transferred to the groundwater formation and can be measured in the observation well. Correlations in precipitation measurements made with the geolysimeter and the co-located sheltered precipitation gauge are high.
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