MadSci Network: Environment & Ecology

Subject: What is the standard for rain gauges based on?

Date: Fri Aug 11 16:41:50 2000
Posted by Adam
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: Frankfort State/Province: KY Country: No country entered.
Area of science: Environment & Ecology
ID: 966026510.En

When i see that there was 2" of rain, what is exactly is an inch of rain 
if it is not a cubic inch?  Also, who or which organization decided on 
this standard for measuring rain fall?  

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