How Can Rainfall Be Measured and 3 Main Types of Rainfall

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What is Rainfall? First and foremost, rain is a form of precipitation that involves a downpour of condensed, super-cooled vapor as droplets of liquid water under the influence of gravity. Each droplet of water is usually greater than 0.02 inches (0.5mm) in diameter. Raindrops range in size up to about 0.13 inches (about 3mm) and … Read more

Process of Infiltration in Water Cycle and Why It Is Important

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What is Infiltration? Infiltration refers to the process where precipitation or water infuses into subsurface soils, is absorbed by the soil and travels deeper through pore spaces and cracks into rocks. The bulk of water collected from melted snow and rain end up infiltrated. Where exactly does it reach in the ground? Water is often soaked … Read more