How do you measure precipitation?
we measure rain by using rain gauge it is measured by inches, centimeters, and millimeters. the tube for the stored rain has to have no leaking spots and you cant have the water evaporate or else you don't fully measure it.
The meter used to measure preciptation is called a rain gauge. Rain gauges only measure rainfall not preciptation because precipitation includes mostly anything falling from the sky. I do not believe there is one device to measure all types of precipitation. Although I believe there is such a thing as a hail pad to measure hail I am not certain.
From Wikipedia A rain gauge (also known as a udometer or a pluviometer [Pluviograph ] or a cup) is a type of instrument used by meteorologists and hydrologists to gather and measure the amount of liquid precipitation (as opposed to solid precipitation that is measured by a snow gauge) over a set period of time.
These days they can gather lots of different data in the atmosphere. There can take profiles of the temperature, humidity, optical thickness of the atmosphere...they can look at clouds, look inside them, measure every type of particle size in clouds and in the air, they can measure precipitation and precipitation rates, wind direction and speed....they're far from perfect, but they can measure most variables in the atmosphere and ocean surface.
Seisometer: Measures the movement of the earth using ground motion detection sensor. E.g Earthquakes which are measured on the Richter Scale. Barometer: Measures atmospheric pressure Tiltmeter: Measures changes in a slope of a landscape. Mostly used to measure buldges on volcanoes. Wind Vanes: Measures wind direction and are mounted at the height of the wind you are measuring. Pyrometer and Thermometer: They both measure heat but Pyrometer are usually used to measure extremely hot objects…
Its a tool called a rain gauge. A rain gauge is used to measure precipitation :D A rain gauge measures the amount of precipitation in either inches or centimeters. A rain gauge is a device for collecting and measuring the amount of rain that falls. A rain gauge measures rain. Snow can just be measured with a ruler, though ideally using a white snow board beneath it. Measurements should be taken every 6 hours. rain…