Weighing rain gauge

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Term: Weighing rain gauge
Definition: A recording rain gauge in which the weight of water collected is measured as a function of time and converted to rainfall depth. The weight-sensing mechanism is typically mechanical (springs). The output can be a pen trace on a strip chart, voltage from a potentiometer, punched paper tape, or other electronic means. Weighing gauges with continuous output can be used for determining rainfall rate and depth.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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