Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Assessment of snowfall accumulation underestimation by tipping bucket gauges in the Spanish operational network
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBuisán Sanz, Samuel Tomáses_ES
dc.contributor.authorEarle, Michael E.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorCollado Aceituno, José Luises_ES
dc.contributor.authorKochendorfer, Johnes_ES
dc.contributor.authorAlastrué Tierra, José Javieres_ES
dc.contributor.authorWolff, Mareilees_ES
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Craig D.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorLópez Moreno, Juan Ignacioes_ES
dc.identifier.citationAtmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2017, 10, p. 1079–1091es_ES
dc.description.abstractWithin the framework of the World Meteorological Organization Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (WMO-SPICE), the Thies tipping bucket precipitation gauge was assessed against the SPICE reference configuration at the Formigal–Sarrios test site located in the Pyrenees mountain range of Spain. The Thies gauge is the most widely used precipitation gauge by the Spanish Meteorological State Agency (AEMET) for the measurement of all precipitation types including snow. It is therefore critical that its performance is characterized. The first objective of this study is to derive transfer functions based on the relationships between catch ratio and wind speed and temperature. Multiple linear regression was applied to 1 and 3 h accumulation periods, confirming that wind is the most dominant environmental variable affecting the gauge catch efficiency, especially during snowfall events. At wind speeds of 1.5 m s−1 the tipping bucket recorded only 70 % of the reference precipitation. At 3 m s−1, the amount of measured precipitation decreased to 50 % of the reference, was even lower for temperatures colder than −2 °C and decreased to 20 % or less for higher wind speeds.es_ES
dc.publisherEuropean Geosciences Uniones_ES
dc.rightsLicencia CC: Reconocimiento CC BYes_ES
dc.subjectSnowfall accumulationes_ES
dc.subjectBucket gaugeses_ES
dc.subjectWind speedes_ES
dc.subjectAccumulated precipitationes_ES
dc.titleAssessment of snowfall accumulation underestimation by tipping bucket gauges in the Spanish operational networkes_ES
Appears in Collections:Artículos científicos 2015-2018

Files in This Item:
  File Description SizeFormat 
8,22 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
Show simple item record

Items in Arcimís are protected by Creative Commons License, unless otherwise indicated.

Arcimís Repository
Nota Legal Contacto y sugerencias