Eight-inch rain gauge

From Glossary of Meteorology



eight-inch rain gauge

A nonrecording cylindrical rain gauge with a collector diameter of 20.3 cm (8 in.).

The rain drains into a collector tube that amplifies the depth by a factor of 10. The depth in the collector tube is measured by a wooden ruler. Formerly in common use in the United States.

NOAA/National Weather Service 1972. National Weather Service Observing Handbook No. 2, Substation Observations. NOAA, US GPO.


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