interceptometer

interceptometer

[‚in·tər‚sep′täm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A rain gage which is placed under trees or in foliage to determine the rainfall in that location; by comparing this catch with that from a rain gage set in the open, the amount of rainfall which has been intercepted by foliage is found.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.