A Note of Sampling Errors in the Rainfall and Runoff Data Collected using Tipping Bucket Technology

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Title A Note of Sampling Errors in the Rainfall and Runoff Data Collected using Tipping Bucket Technology
Author Yu, Bofu; Rose, Calvin Wyatt; Ciesiolka, C.C.A.; Coughlan, K.J.
Journal Name Transactions of the ASAE
Year Published 1997
Place of publication USA
Publisher American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Abstract Data precision for rainfall intensity and runoff rate using tipping bucket technology is controlled by the bucket volume, V, the catchment area, A, and the sampling interval, t. The maximum absolute error is less than V(A.t)–1 and the standard error is given by V(v _ 6 A.t)–1, both of which are independent of the magnitude of rainfall intensity and runoff rate being measured. Therefore, the relative error can be quite large during events with low rainfall intensity or runoff rate. The magnitude of the sampling error given above can be used to assist in experiment and equipment design and in data analysis.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/2013.21388
Copyright Statement Copyright 1997 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 40, No5
Page from 1305
Page to 1309
ISSN 0001-2351
Date Accessioned 1998-01-01
Date Available 2015-05-25T05:49:38Z
Language en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/31165
Publication Type Article in Scholarly Refereed Journal
Publication Type Code c1

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