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rain gauge

rain gauge
A device to measure the quantity of rain that has fallen at a given location. It consists of a receiver in which an inner tube is located. The falling rain is fed into the inner tube through the receiver and the total quantity measured by a measuring glass. The height of the receiver and the diameter of the circular mouth are of standard dimensions.
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Dodge initially submitted information about the Improved Rain Gauge to Innovation Direct[TM] in June 2012 on the company's Confidential Product Outline.
This source of information has been used in order to evaluate the rain detection method by comparing its results with those rainy periods identified by the rain gauge.
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Using thermometers, cameras and homemade rain gauges, the year five and six pupils contributed to the national tracking of the arrival of autumn in real-time - an experiment which kicked off this week and is expected to last until the middle of next month.
"We had up to half an inch of rain before racing and I haven't been back to a rain gauge since but I'd imagine it''s nearly up to threequarters of an inch now."