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Thread: CoCoRaHS- Nationwide Precipitation Data Network

  1. #1 CoCoRaHS- Nationwide Precipitation Data Network 
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    Mar 2011
    New Jersey, USA
    Hi folks, kinda new here, but thought I'd mention one of my citizen science projects. It's CoCoRaHS. I'd go into a long explanation, but let the website explain it first:

    CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive Web-site, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications. We are now in all fifty states.

    There are more than 10,000 observers across the US, providing valuable ground truth to the NWS, Climatologists, and Hydrologists.

    If you are interested, here's the website:

    It's non-profit (I mean REALLY non profit )

    All you need to do is put a 4" diameter rain gauge on your property, and read the rainfall....hopefully every day near 7 AM, but whenever you can is fine too.

    Weather Wayne

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    Apr 2007
    Washington State
    Thanks for the input. I'd never heard of the group. Rain fall is one of those things that's easy to measure and vital to building databases useful to meteorology, climatologist and hydrologist alike.

    Meteorologist/Naturalist & Retired Soldier
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