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December 8, 2018

Easy-peasy Weather Station

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December 8, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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Yeah, but it's a measuring cup!

Posted by: Greg | Dec 9, 2018 10:10:41 PM

Since rainfall is given in depth rather than volume this won't always be accurate. If the open mouth of the container has a larger area than the rest of it, it will give an erroneous reading by collecting rain from a wider area than its base. An extreme example would be a stoppered-up, upward-facing funnel that would collect rain over a large area, giving an erroneous indication of the depth of inches/cm that had fallen since they would be collected into a necessarily smaller volume at the bottom.

Posted by: Scott | Dec 8, 2018 11:33:37 PM

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