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https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1995-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1995-2015
Research article
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28 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 28 Oct 2015

Precipitation measurement intercomparison in the Qilian Mountains, north-eastern Tibetan Plateau

R. Chen, J. Liu, E. Kang, Y. Yang, C. Han, Z. Liu, Y. Song, W. Qing, and P. Zhu

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The catch ratio of Chinese standard precipitation gauge vs. wind speed relationship for different precipitation types was well quantified by cubic polynomials and exponential functions using 5-year field data in the high-mountain environment of the Tibetan Plateau. The daily precipitation measured by shielded gauges increases linearly with that of unshielded gauges. The pit gauge catches the most local precipitation in rainy season and could be used as a reference in most regions of China.