Float-type rain gauge

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float-type rain gauge

A class of rain gauge in which the level of the collected rainwater is measured by the position of a float resting on the surface of the water.

This instrument is frequently used as a recording rain gauge by connecting the float through a linkage to a pen that records on a clock-driven chart.

Middleton, W. E. K., and A. F. Spilhaus 1953. Meteorological Instruments. 3d ed., rev., . Univ. of Toronto Press, . 121–122.

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