Raindrop measuring device

Raindrop measuring device

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Caption: Raindrop measuring device at a weather station. This device (a spectropluviometer) is used to measure the size and speed of raindrops, allowing an assessment of the type of rainfall. This weather station is in Djougou, Benin. The data obtained is being used in the AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis) project to study the African monsoon season. The monsoon is a seasonal period of heavy rainfall following prevailing winds. In western Africa, it arrives in June.

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