vectopluviometer

vectopluviometer

[¦vek·tō‚plü·vē′äm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A rain gage or array of rain gages designed to measure the inclination and direction of falling rain; vectopluviometers may be constructed in the fashion of a wind vane so that the receiver always faces the wind, or they may consist of four or more receivers arranged to point in cardinal directions.
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The instrument used was called a vectopluviometer and was invented by Kerr (Annals of Philosophy).