Development of Weight Type Snowfall Gauge and Observation

중량식 강설량계 개발과 관측

  • Lee, Bu-Yong (Department of Environmental Science, Catholic University of Daegu)
  • 이부용 (대구가톨릭대학교 환경과학과)
  • Published : 2009.03.31


We need water equivalent unit data of snowfall for the purpose of forecast and hydrology related research area. This study developed new method of automatic recording snowfall as weight unit. The instrument designed for measuring weight of snowfall by stain-gauge loadcell. Field test of instrument carried out at Daegwallyeong Obs. Station from 22 Jan. to 22 Feb. 2007. During observation period there is 15.3 cm snow depth and 16.0 mm of accumulated water equivalent depth at Daegwallyeong Obs. Station on 13 to 14 Feb. 2007. But the instrument of this study recorded 22.1 mm of water equivalent depth. It is not easy to explain difference between Daegwallyeong and this study. Because this study is only one case of comparison of snow measurement and there is very little amount of snow observation research. The density of snowfall calculated from 0.09 to $0.15g/cm^3$ from the observation data of 13 to 14 Feb. 2007. There is high relation between radar echo and snowfall amount measured by weight unit. It can supports forecast of snowfall and development of numerical model for forecast.


Observation;Precipitation;Snow;Snow gauge;Snow density


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