There are different types of rain gauge but the two major types are:
– Recording rain gauge– Non-recording rain gaugeThe non-recording rain gauges help collect the rain without recording the particular amount collect. While the recording rain gauges require calibration for accurate recording. Some of the recording rain gauges include measuring cylinder rain gauge, floating rain gauge, optical rain gauge, and tipping bucket rain gauge.
1. Measuring With A Non-Recording Rain GaugeThese types of rain gauges collect rain without accurate measurement. A Symons Rain Gauge is a perfect example of a non-recording rain gauge. It has a funnel, and metal bottle receiver that comes in a cylinder shape.
1. Optical Rain GaugeFor a digital rain gauge, this is quite efficient. It uses optical detectors and lasers. Through the laser-optical detector gap where rain falls, you would notice the lightning level reduce.1. Measuring Cylinder Rain GaugeIt comprises a funnel and a large graduated measuring cylinder. The best part is that measuring cylinder rain gauge is the simplest so far. Place the funnel above the measuring cylinder to collect rain. You can measure rain directly as the water fills the jar.
1. Tipping Bucket Rain GaugeA funnel has the job of collecting rainfall that will be directed to a cylinder and a bucket. The bucket will tip when water gets to a certain level, then you can bring in the next bucket. Since it is a digital rainfall meter or gauge, it works with a computer system.
1. Floating Rain GaugeThis rain gauge comes with a funnel that connects to the floating compartment. You would notice the float rise as water fills up the funnel. When the float rises, rainfall is traced and recorded to a rotating drum. A level system is present and it works with the pen. This is an easy measuring gauge to use.