Standard Rain GaugeTipping Bucket Rain Gauge RecorderClose up of a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Recorder chart
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on eBay!

Rain Gauges

more...

HomeHome
Bird & Wildlife AccessoriesBird & Wildlife Accessories
Garden DécorGarden Décor
Flags & FlagpolesFlags & Flagpoles
Garden StakesGarden Stakes
Gazing BallsGazing Balls
OtherOther
Plaques & SignsPlaques & Signs
Rain GaugesRain Gauges
Rain GaugeRain Gauge
Statues & Yard ArtStatues & Yard Art
Stepping Stones & RocksStepping Stones & Rocks
SundialsSundials
ThermometersThermometers
Water FeaturesWater Features
WeathervanesWeathervanes
Wind ChimesWind Chimes
WindmillsWindmills
Windsocks & DevasWindsocks & Devas
Garden Structures & FencingGarden Structures & Fencing
Gardening & PlantsGardening & Plants

A rain gauge (also known as an udometer or a pluviometer 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.

Most rain gauges generally measure the precipitation in millimeters. The level of rainfall is sometimes reported as inches or centimeters.

Types of rain gauges include graduated cylinders, weighing gauges, tipping bucket gauges, and simple buried pit collectors. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages for collecting rain data.

Rain gauges have their limitations. Attempting to collect rain data in a hurricane can be nearly impossible and unreliable (even if the equipment survives) due to wind extremes. Also, rain gauges only indicate rainfall in a localized area. For virtually any gauge, drops will stick to the sides or funnel of the collecting device, such that amounts are very slightly underestimated, and those of .01 inches or .02 mm may be recorded as a trace.

Another problem encountered is when the temperature is close to or below freezing. Rain may fall on the funnel and freeze or snow may collect in the gauge and not permit any subsequent rain to pass through.

Rain gauge amounts are read either manually or by AWS (Automatic Weather Station). The frequency of readings will depend on the requirements of the collection agency. Some countries will supplement the paid weather observer with a network of volunteers to obtain precipitation data (and other types of weather) for sparsely populated areas.

In most cases the precipitation is not retained, however some stations do submit rainfall (and snowfall) for testing, which is done to obtain levels of pollutants.

Rain gauges, like most meteorological instruments, should be placed far enough away from structures and trees to ensure that any effects caused are minimised.

History

The first known records of rainfalls were kept by the Ancient Greeks about 500 B.C. This was followed 100 years later by people in India using bowls to record the rainfall. The readings from these were correlated against expected growth, and used as a basis for land taxes. In the Arthashastra, used for example in Magadha, precise standards were set as to grain production. Each of the state storehouses were equipped with a standardised rain gauge to classify land for taxation purposes.

Some sources state that the Cheugugi of Korea was the world's first gauge, while other sources say that Jang Yeong Sil developed or refined an existing gauge.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Conant Vrg6Lfb Vermont Grande View Thermometer, Living Finish Brass, NewConant Vrg6Lfb Vermont Grande View Thermometer, Living Finish Brass, New $41.28 AcuRite 00899 Deluxe Wireless Rain GaugeAcuRite 00899 Deluxe Wireless Rain Gauge $30.82
The Solid Brass Vermont Rain Gauge #Vrg-1 Nib Made In U. S. A.The Solid Brass Vermont Rain Gauge #Vrg-1 Nib Made In U. S. A. $19.99 Steel north central rain gauge Attica Made In Usa collectible yard artSteel north central rain gauge Attica Made In Usa collectible yard art $3.97
New! #2715 Taylor 2 for 1 ~Sprinkler & Rain Gauge~ Clear Vu Post or Ground MountNew! #2715 Taylor 2 for 1 ~Sprinkler & Rain Gauge~ Clear Vu Post or Ground Mount $5.98 Brand New Raindrip R675Ct Analog 3-Dial Water Timer; Uses 2 Aa BatteriesBrand New Raindrip R675Ct Analog 3-Dial Water Timer; Uses 2 Aa Batteries $26.99
Rain Bird P2A Pressure Gauge Water 200 Psi Hose Adapter Washer AccessoriesRain Bird P2A Pressure Gauge Water 200 Psi Hose Adapter Washer Accessories $11.53 Gauge Rain Glass 5in Cap Brz,No 484Bz, Taylor Precision Products, 3PkGauge Rain Glass 5in Cap Brz,No 484Bz, Taylor Precision Products, 3Pk $37.29 List price:  Previous Price $48.10
820-0582 Cop Decor Rain Gauge820-0582 Cop Decor Rain Gauge $11.40 Taylor Jumbo Jr. 20" Easy-Read Rain Gauge with Ground Stake & Mounting BracketTaylor Jumbo Jr. 20" Easy-Read Rain Gauge with Ground Stake & Mounting Bracket $22.73
705-110 La Crosse Patina Rain Gauge705-110 La Crosse Patina Rain Gauge $9.95 Rain Meter Easy Read Magnifying Rain Gauge Outdoor Decoration Tools Wall HangRain Meter Easy Read Magnifying Rain Gauge Outdoor Decoration Tools Wall Hang $13.76
Sunset Vista Designs Frog Rain Gauge Stake 38"Sunset Vista Designs Frog Rain Gauge Stake 38" $33.21 Ancient Graffiti Ancient996 Frog Rain GaugeAncient Graffiti Ancient996 Frog Rain Gauge $29.98
Springfield Rain Gauge Spike (Green)Springfield Rain Gauge Spike (Green) $13.45 Casa Design Studios Moisturizing Glycerin , Red CardinalCasa Design Studios Moisturizing Glycerin , Red Cardinal $15.47
Rain Bird P2A Multi-Purpose Pressure Gauge, 3/4 Female Hose Thread, 0-200 PsiRain Bird P2A Multi-Purpose Pressure Gauge, 3/4 Female Hose Thread, 0-200 Psi $11.54 38" Dragonfly Rain Gauge Stake Metal Glass Marbles Garden Jewelry Sunshine38" Dragonfly Rain Gauge Stake Metal Glass Marbles Garden Jewelry Sunshine $15.99
Turtle Rain GaugeTurtle Rain Gauge $31.56 Rain Gauge & Thermometer Combo With Metal 3 Piece Pole-Stands 42" Tall-AcuriteRain Gauge & Thermometer Combo With Metal 3 Piece Pole-Stands 42" Tall-Acurite $8.99
Luster Leaf 1639 Rain Gauge in Decorative BracketLuster Leaf 1639 Rain Gauge in Decorative Bracket $14.84 New #2702N Taylor Outdoor Rain Sprinkler Gauge Clear Vu Ground/Post Mount 5" CapNew #2702N Taylor Outdoor Rain Sprinkler Gauge Clear Vu Ground/Post Mount 5" Cap $6.28
AcuRite 00840A1 Rain GaugeAcuRite 00840A1 Rain Gauge $6.04 Trending at $8.73 Gold-Ancient996-Ancient Graffiti Cast Brass Frog Rain GaugeGold-Ancient996-Ancient Graffiti Cast Brass Frog Rain Gauge $31.56
Acurite 00853Hdsba1 Rain Gauge Thermometer,Jumbo G5785276Acurite 00853Hdsba1 Rain Gauge Thermometer,Jumbo G5785276 $22.08 List price:  Previous Price $23.39 Rain Chain Stake Ground Anchor DirectRain Chain Stake Ground Anchor Direct $12.99
Rain Bird P2A Pressure GaugeRain Bird P2A Pressure Gauge $22.94 The Weather Channel Patina Rain GaugeThe Weather Channel Patina Rain Gauge $15.00
New #2710N Taylor Clear Vu Glass Rain Gauge Ground/Post/Tree Mount 5" CapacityNew #2710N Taylor Clear Vu Glass Rain Gauge Ground/Post/Tree Mount 5" Capacity $5.49 Sello Craft Weatherama Wind Velocity Rain GaugeSello Craft Weatherama Wind Velocity Rain Gauge $12.04 Was:  Previous Price $12.95
Raindrip R675Ct Hose Timers Analog 3-Dial Water TimerRaindrip R675Ct Hose Timers Analog 3-Dial Water Timer $36.32 Conant Vgr1Lfb 6-1/2" Brass Rain GaugeConant Vgr1Lfb 6-1/2" Brass Rain Gauge $18.99
Campo Rain Gauge by Blomus - MetallicCampo Rain Gauge by Blomus - Metallic $46.79 Davis 7717 Mounting Pole KitDavis 7717 Mounting Pole Kit $42.99
Monarch 8.5 Foot Copper Butterfly Rain ChainMonarch 8.5 Foot Copper Butterfly Rain Chain $95.87 List price:  Previous Price $199.99 AcuRite 00896A1 Basic Wireless Rain Gauge New Selaed!AcuRite 00896A1 Basic Wireless Rain Gauge New Selaed! $36.00
Rain Gauge Clear Outdoor lawn care Rainfall Measurement 3'' cap Ge Ge6110Rg7-DRain Gauge Clear Outdoor lawn care Rainfall Measurement 3'' cap Ge Ge6110Rg7-D $6.48 AcuRite 00850A2 5-Inch Capacity Easy-Read Magnifying RainAcuRite 00850A2 5-Inch Capacity Easy-Read Magnifying Rain
LaCrosse Technology 705-111 Ice Cube Rain GaugeLaCrosse Technology 705-111 Ice Cube Rain Gauge $22.54 Rain Gage with Thermometer, General, Rgr150Rain Gage with Thermometer, General, Rgr150 $59.57
Nylex Rain Guage Accurately Measures Rainfall *Aust Brand- 120mm, 150mm Or 250mmNylex Rain Guage Accurately Measures Rainfall *Aust Brand- 120mm, 150mm Or 250mm $34.26 to $54.20 12-1/2 Clear Vu Rain Gauge Taylor Precision Products Gauges 2702 07778402702812-1/2 Clear Vu Rain Gauge Taylor Precision Products Gauges 2702 077784027028 $12.52
Toland Home Garden Glass Replacement Decorative Rain Gauge Statue Tube UdometerToland Home Garden Glass Replacement Decorative Rain Gauge Statue Tube Udometer $20.46 AcuRite 00899 Deluxe Wireless Rain Gauge Classic 1 AcuRiteAcuRite 00899 Deluxe Wireless Rain Gauge Classic 1 AcuRite $33.08
5" Glass Rain Gauge Taylor 2710 New5" Glass Rain Gauge Taylor 2710 New $4.90 Easy Read Magnifying Rain Gauge Outdoor Tools Accessories Durable Acrylic BaseEasy Read Magnifying Rain Gauge Outdoor Tools Accessories Durable Acrylic Base $12.47
Rain Gauge Humnmingbird New metal with plastic tube measures 5" - 12.5 cm #1Rain Gauge Humnmingbird New metal with plastic tube measures 5" - 12.5 cm #1 $18.99 Water Pressure Gauge Irrigation Measure Faucets Hose Reading Measuring Tool NewWater Pressure Gauge Irrigation Measure Faucets Hose Reading Measuring Tool New $20.17
Click to see more Rain Gauges items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 01/18/18 3:28pm.

See also...
Rain Gauge, Rain Gauges, Garden Décor

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay