Term: Weighing rain gauge Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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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.  AMSglossary