Vol. 34, issue 02, article # 11

Kalchikhin V. V., Kobzev A. A., Tikhomirov A. A., Filatov D. E. Rainfall measurements during summer 2020 with the optical rain gauge. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2021. V. 34. No. 02. P. 152–155. DOI: 10.15372/AOO20210211 [in Russian].
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Results of measurements of the amount of precipitation with an OPTIOS optical precipitation gauge together with a standard Tretyakov O-1 gauge during three summer months of 2020 are presented; a good agreement between the measurement results is shown. The comparison of the OPTIOS readings with the readings of a similar optical rain gauge mounted at a distance of 3 km, as well as with related data of the Tomsk weather station of the Roshydromet network located at a distance of 6 km, shows significant spatial variations in the characteristics of atmospheric precipitation. A possibility of using OPTIOS both as an automated gauge within a weather station and as a component of an observation precipitation gauge network is shown.


precipitation, measuring, optical precipitation gauge


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