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Offline JonathanM

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Make your own Rain Gauge
« on: April 27, 2013, 12:08:48 PM »
Rain Gauge

You will need

   A clear jar


Put a jar outside in an open area where it will be able to receive rain.

After it stops raining, measure how many centimetres of rain there is in the jar, and that is how much rain you have received. If you want to, you can create a chart to measure how much rain there was over a number of rainy days.

You can also use your jar to find out how much water is in snow, first you get about 2 centimetres of snow in a jar, and then bring it inside and let it melt. Heavy wet snow will have a lot more water in it that dry fluffy snow.

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Re: Make your own Rain Gauge
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 07:24:02 PM »
To improve, you could add a funnel, that is say 2x larger than the jar opening
then halve the measurement...but that way its easier to measure small amounts of rain :wink: