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History of measuring snow depth and precipitation studied

History of measuring snow depth and precipitation studied

Measurements on the precipitation and depth of snow have been made in Finland since the 1890s. Over the decades the measuring devices have developed, and nowadays there are automatic instruments in use. The study has compared the devices and practices used for measuring the precipitation, depth, and water value of snow in countries surrounding the northern polar region.

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Researcher Leena Leppänen, tel. +358 40 6707 133 leena.leppanen@fmi.fi

J. R. Janowicz, S. L. Stuefer, K. Sand, L. Leppänen Hydrology Research Measuring winter precipitation and snow on the ground in northern polar regions  Apr 2017, nh2017059; DOI: 10.2166/nh.2017.059



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