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What Is a Rain Gauge?

Usually, a rain gauge is a container with a tapering funnel with standard dimensions. The container is placed on the ground. The rim should be set about 30 cm above the ground’s surface. Some gauges can read the rain directly, while others must calculate the rainfall based on the depth of the water. Whichever type you choose, make sure it works for you. The most common types of rain gauges are available for purchase online.

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For accurate rainfall measurements, the location of a rain gauge is critical. The ideal exposure eliminates turbulence or eddy currents near the gauge. It reduces the amount of catch, particularly during increased wind speed. Placement in an open grove of trees is ideal. The height of the projection from the gauge should not exceed one metre. However, there are other factors to consider. Read this article if you are concerned about placing a rain gauge in an exposed location.

First, you must consider where to mount the gauge. If you mount it on a fence post, place it at least 5 feet off the ground. A higher height will allow for better catch and reduce the impact of nearby objects. If the gauge is placed on a post, place it at an angle to minimize rain splashes. The highest-quality gauges have a post at least 20 inches off the ground.

Next, you must decide where to place your rain gauge. You should avoid placing it too close to high-traffic areas, buildings, and trees. Also, ensure the rain gauge is level to avoid splashing out or blowing into it. In addition, you must carefully observe the measurements made by the rain gauge to ensure that it is accurate. Further, you should use a rain gauge that is easy to use and does not require additional skills.

In collecting accurate rainfall data, it is important to install a rain gauge from near the site under investigation. Using rain gauge data can help you interpret hydrographs by providing data on precipitation intensity. Additionally, they provide valuable information on shallow groundwater quality. They can also aid in the construction of hydrographs. With this information, you can make a more accurate assessment of groundwater quality near the site.


A rain gauge is a type of weather station that measures rainfall. It works on a seesaw model, wherein a collection bucket rests on a weighing platform. As rain falls, the seesaw will jump, and the electronic recorder records the weight of each beat. This data is recorded on a computer, which forms a rainfall graph. Generally, rain gauges are placed at a certain height from the ground and can record rainfall for 12 hours.

There are two types of rain gauge. One uses a siphon mechanism to collect the rainwater. The rainwater is collected in a rectangular container with a float at the bottom. A pen that moves on a recording drum actuates the siphon. Once the float reaches the top, the siphon releases the rainwater. It allows the collector to see how much rain fell in a particular area. Rain gauges are useful in monitoring rainfall patterns and helping meteorologists identify the heaviest rain.

Another type of rain gauge is a tipping bucket model—this device channels rainfall into a small container. When the float reaches its top, it will rise, meaning significant rain. An electric current will run through the float and send an electrical signal to a computer. An older rain gauge may contain a recording device consisting of a pen mounted on the arm attached to a geared wheel. The pen arm will move as the wheel turns, leaving a trace on a graph and creating a distinctive “click” sound.

The standard rain gauge is designed to have an overflow can that collects water when rainfall exceeds 2.00 inches. It can hold up to 20 inches of water, and it also serves as the primary collector in frozen precipitation events. However, it is recommended that the collector funnel be removed when solid precipitation is expected so that snowfall will fall directly into the overflow can. However, freezing rain can clog the small orifice, making rainwater measurements difficult.


Once you’ve decided on a measuring method, it’s time to start collecting your rain. You’ll need masking tape, plastic bottles, and an accurate rain gauge to make your rain gauge. Markings of quarter inches or so are especially helpful on glass jars, but plastic bottles with ridges are easier to draw on. Once you’ve collected a few days’ worths of rain, you’ll be able to compare the amount of rain to previous days.

How to Choose a Weighted Blanket

A weighted blanket is a great tool to relieve stress. It releases hormones and neurotransmitters and provides therapeutic touch. These blankets can be a valuable tool for people suffering from various conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder, affecting many veterans who have served in combat and trauma survivors. However, it is important to use these blankets appropriately. These tips can help you choose the best blanket for you and your child.

weighted blanket for adultsWhether you choose a quilted weighted blanket for adults is up to you. Some people prefer glass beads to plastic ones, but both are effective. While plastic beads tend to feel bulkier and are noisier, glass beads can offer a more comfortable feel and are more environmentally friendly. There are two varieties available: the traditional one and the weighted blankets with fabric covers. You may be able to find one that works for you.

A weighted blanket for adults should be a good investment. Besides helping a patient sleep better, it can also help them reduce negative symptoms of PTSD. The deep touch pressure of a weighted blanket can improve a patient’s mood and alleviate anxiety and insomnia. It can also improve their sleeping patterns. A weighted blanket will help you get a sound sleep. In addition, it can help you fall asleep more quickly.

It can help people with OCD and panic disorder. The blanket’s weight will make the user feel less exposed to stressful situations. In addition, increasing blood circulation will increase calming hormones and neurotransmitters in the brain. Furthermore, it will help you to sleep better by promoting relaxation. If you’re a person with OCD, a weighted blanket may be useful. It can improve your sleep and your mood.

A weighted blanket for adults is an excellent aid to people with OCD. It works by creating a ‘hugging’ sensation that can help you fall asleep. In addition, the deep touch pressure of a weighted blanket can lower cortisol levels and produce melatonin, a hormone that promotes sleep. This effect can also be beneficial for people with OCD, who need to stay clean and orderly.

The weighted blanket can be beneficial for several reasons. Some of the most common are its potential to reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and help a person sleep more comfortably. It can also provide therapeutic benefits to people who suffer from certain sleep disorders. A weighted blanket can even be useful for a woman during menopause. There are several different ways to use a weighted blanket. Ultimately, it depends on your needs and lifestyle.

Despite its popularity, not all weighted blankets are created equal. Some are filled with plastic beads, while others contain glass. Some people prefer glass beads because they feel more comfortable and can reduce stress. The glass beads also make a blanket more durable. As a result, a weighted blanket can help you fall asleep faster, improving your sleep quality. The average rating of a weighted comforter is 4.8 stars.

The benefits of a weighted blanket for adults are numerous. People who suffer from anxiety or stress may find it helpful to lay on a blanket filled with glass beads. The blanket will simulate the feel of being held and swaddled. A weighted blanket will help them relax and sleep more peacefully. So, what are you waiting for? It might be the perfect solution for you! A Weighted Blanket

Although a weighted blanket is useful for all sleepers, it has been used as a therapeutic tool to help people with sensory disorders and anxiety. For example, the weighted blanket helps with anxiety, restless legs syndrome, and sleep problems for some people. In addition, a study found that students who slept with a weighted blanket improved their concentration and reduced fidgeting in elementary school.

A weighted blanket for adults can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. The deep pressure provided by the weight helps your body relax. It also breaks the stress cycle in your body. People with anxiety and other mental illnesses need to have a good night’s sleep. A weighted blanket will help you feel more relaxed and less stressed during the day. Both children and adults can use a weighted blanket.

Evolution – Into the 4th dimension

Into the 4th dimension

Iterative design has evolved these simple pixelated sprites into imaginative 4th dimensional projections.

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Iterative design has evolved these simple pixelated sprites into imaginative 4th dimensional projections.


The first generation were simple arrangements of LEGO tiles on baseplates.


Extruding depth from them created pseudo-3D models called Flat Landers.


Escaping the constraint of the baseplate allowed for a more complex design.


Introducing hinges allows for movement between the two animation states.


8 bits per LEGObyte

This is a love story about bits and bricks which started in the ’80s and will never end.