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RAINFALL

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Rain gauge is the instrument used to measure the amount of rainfall in a day. It should be made of impermeable material which can’t absorb water.

How It’s Used/Works

 

Calculating Rainfall

  1. Monthly Rainfall Total

-Sum of rainfall recorded in a month.

  1. Annual Rainfall Total

– Sum of monthly rainfall totals for 12 months.

  1. Mean Monthly Rainfall

-Sum of rainfall totals for a particular month over several years divided by the number of the years of observation.

  1. Mean Annual Rainfall

-Sum of mean monthly rainfall for 12 months of the year.

 

See also

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MINING

MINERALS IN EAST AFRICA

PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN FIELD WORK

MINERALS AND ROCKS

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