Subcategory: Climate Change
Nathacia Arthur - Virginia Union University
Co-Author(s): Deshawn Howard and Francis Mensah, Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
A rain gauge also called a pluviometer or udometer is an instrument that collects rainfall for different purposes. A rain gauge was disposed at Virginia Union University together with a temperature sensor. In this research we look at the correlation between rainfall and temperature for weather prediction purposes. Comparison was done with underground data. Analysis shows consistency in the temperature data but some differences in the rainfall that can be explained by the differences in distance. Other analyses are ongoing. Comparison with satellite data will be also done in the future to understand and explain changes in the climate.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HRD-1238719 HBCU-UP Faculty/student Research Award
Faculty Advisor: Francis Mensah, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: Equipment set up, data collections , analyses