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rain gauge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rain gauge gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rain gauge an instrument for measuring the quantity of rain at any given place.
    • Rain gauge an instrument of various forms for measuring the quantity of rain that falls at any given place in a given time; a pluviometer; an ombrometer.
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Usage

In literature:

What you'll need, Hilbrun says, is a big old rain-gauge and rubber shoes.
"Lin McLean" by Owen Wister
We got a bad name through that same rain-gauge, and were regarded by many as a species of evil omen.
"A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa (1858-1864)" by David Livingstone
And all the station knows how assiduously he fills the rain-gauge.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Some rain-gauges are constructed for showing the quantity of rain which falls from each of the four principal quarters.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
The observation of rain-gauges and hygrometers at the same three descriptions of locality.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
An hour later he was playing with his little rain-gauge on the lawn.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
He had a rain-gauge in his hand, and was a-squintin' at it important.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
RAIN-GAUGE WITH SIDE TUBE.
"A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments" by Henry Negretti
Each sequoia, on the other hand, draws its moisture from an area thousands of times as large as a rain gauge.
"Climatic Changes" by Ellsworth Huntington
His apparatus consisted of rude home-made rain-gauges, thermometers, and barometers.
"An Introduction to the History of Science" by Walter Libby
The rain gauge should be firmly set in a wooden frame, so arranged that the overflow attachment can readily be removed from the frame.
"Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology" by Robert DeCourcy Ward
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In news:

We ended up with almost two inches of rain in our gauge last weekend from those rain storms.
Our non-scientific rain gauge, the pond, is up.
The local government is providing $500,000 to help regional councils install solar-powered cameras and rain gauges before the 2012 wet season arrives.
State Sen Jimmy Holley (R-Elba) speaks about the importance of the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority and its rain gauge s in front of the new gauge in Enterprise.
Show your love of both by requesting the KUT Rain Gauge when you call 471-6291 or pledge online at the $60 level.
Medford rain gauge records no precipitation in September.
The rain gauge told the story yesterday.
When the Wednesday evening "Flash Flood" warning for the Hilton area of Newport News came on the air, we put our faithful rain gauge outside to measure the inches.
State Sen Jimmy Holley (R-Elba) speaks about the importance of the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority and its rain gauges in front of the new gauge in Enterprise.
What'd get in your rain gauge.
Doug Warrington of MyRainReport.com describes how this virtual rain gauge helps growers make better farm management decisions based on site-specific rain reports without the need for on-site monitoring equipment.
At the end of September, RJN began the flow monitoring study by installing flow meters at 31 sites and rain gauges at 10 sites.
For the 24-hour period ending at 8:45 am Sunday, the Waikapu rain gauge logged 0.22 inches of rain.
Whether you grow hard red winter in western Oklahoma or hard red spring in Oregon, wheat prices are as hard to gauge as whether it will rain enough.
The gauge at Sea-Tac Airport has gone to the end of August without a drop of rain.
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In science:

For example, Hughes, Guttorp and Charles (1999) and Bellone, Hughes and Guttorp (2000) propose nonhomogeneous hidden Markov models (NHMM) which relate precipitation occurrences and amounts at multiple rain gauge stations to broad-scale atmospheric circulation patterns.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
In particular, both papers assume that occurrences and precipitation amounts at each rain gauge are conditionally independent given the current synoptic weather state, that is, all the spatial dependence between rain gauges is induced by the synoptic weather state.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
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