Precipitation monitoring

Precipitation monitoring includes rain and snow. The most common form of precipitation monitoring is measuring and recording rainfall, but in many locations researchers and resource managers also need data concerning snow precipitation or the water content of snow fall."


Intermountain Environmental Inc. n.d. “Precipitation Monitoring.” Accessed April 15, 2021.

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