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Rain Gauge Definition

A rain gauge measures rainfall amount over time. For example, a modified soda bottle collects and indicates rainwater height.

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Introduction to Weather

Fun Facts

  • You can make your own rain gauge to observe how much it rains!
  • The markings on the side of a rain gauge show how much rain falls on certain days or in certain months.
  • Weather scientists can use rain gauge data from previous years to help predict the weather by looking at patterns.

Why Do We Need To Know About Rain Gauge

Learning about rain gauges helps us understand why it’s important to measure rain correctly. Weather forecasters use rain gauge data to tell us what the weather will be like. This helps us choose what to wear and keeps us safe. The information from rain gauges affects our everyday life and many jobs.

Rain gauges are also important in studying the environment, farming, preparing for natural disasters, and learning about the climate. They help with managing water, predicting bad weather, and understanding climate changes. Knowing how to use rain gauges and what the data means can prepare you for jobs in these important fields, making it a useful tool to learn about.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of things can we see if we look at the sky?
You might see clouds, sun, rain, airplanes, kites, snow, lightning and more.
What are clouds made of?
Clouds are made up of tiny droplets of water.
How do scientists predict the weather?
Scientists use patterns to make predictions about the weather. For example if they know that weather almost always moves from west to east, they can predict which way a thunderstorm will move.
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