Natural Environment Monitoring 2006, No 7, 23-31
PRECIPITATION AMOUNT CORRECTION FOR THE PURPOSE
OF ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS LOADS CALCULATION
Anna Degórska, Tomasz Śnieżek
The experiment of parallel precipitation amount measurements at different levels above ground has been conducted at Puszcza Borecka Integrated Monitoring Station during one year. Three sites have been established: 1,5 m a.g.l. (collecting surface of precipitation collector for chemical analysis), 1 m a.g.l. (collecting surface of standard rain gauge) and 0 m a.g.l. (for which pollutants load delivered to the ground is calculated). Relative differences of precipitation amounts for these levels have been calculated for particular seasons as well as for type and amount of precipitation. Due to the importance of these differences the authors have proposed correction factors for the calculation of pollutants loads delivered to the ground with precipitation.