Jevons effect

Jevons effect

[′jev·ənz i‚fekt]
(meteorology)
The effect upon the measurement of rainfall caused by the presence of the rain gage; in 1861 W.S. Jevons pointed out that the rain gage causes a disturbance in airflow past it, and this carries part of the rain past the gage which would normally be captured.
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