Ombroscope

From Glossary of Meteorology



ombroscope

An instrument that indicates the presence of precipitation.

The ombroscope consists of a heated, water-sensitive surface that indicates by mechanical or electrical techniques the occurrence of precipitation. The output of the instrument may be arranged to trip an alarm, to record on a time chart, to raise the top on a convertible automobile, etc.


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