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TitlePrecipitation networks / Réseaux de précipitation
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AuthorCanada Surveys and Mapping Branch
SourceHydrological Atlas of Canada 2, 1978, 1 sheet
Year1978
PublisherCanada Surveys and Mapping Branch
Documentserial
Lang.English; French
Maps1 map
Map Info.hydrographic, 1:10,000,000
ProjectionLambert Conformal Conic Projection
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf; jpg
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectshydrogeology; environmental geology; hydrology; precipitation; climate
Abstract(unpublished)
The Atmospheric Environment Service has no network density limitations for stations reporting precipitation. As general guidance it is suggested that gauge separations should be about 15 miles (24 kilometres) in rural areas; a higher density is desirable in more heavily populated areas, and in areas with marked orographic influences. For watershed studies and management, the density of stations should be based on a study of the requirements of each project. In areas of marked variation such as occur in mountainous regions, and coastlines, it is desirable to have long-term stations with exposure representative of the main physiographic features, for example slopes and valley bottoms. Other special networks of precipitation stations are established from time to time, perhaps for research projects or cooperative studies. They are usually operated for short periods in collaboration with universities, government agencies or industrial concerns. The map shows the distribution of precipitation stations in
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