It's raining

Act 1

Video of raining:

video of raining

  • How far is the storm?
  • How much did it rain?

Act 2

How much did it rain?

How much did it rain? bis

  • If we know the records of near weather stations, can we estimate how much did it rain in our house?
  • In what time this method would not be applicable? How many points (weather stations) do we need to apply this method?
  • Can you apply it here (press on the image to get an interactive map with rainfalls)

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Can you estimate how much did it rain in red point?? The raw data is available here1.

How far is the storm?

  • Speed of light [2]
  • Speed of sound [3]
  • Can we find the distance between our house and storm if we know that there is a gap of \(n\) seconds between thunder and lightning?

Referencies

[1] AEMET. Precipitación 00-24h (mm) en jueves, 6 de octubre de 2016. 2016. http://www.aemet.es/es/eltiempo/observacion/ultimosdatos?k=bal&w=2&datos=img&x=d05&f=pre_0024.

[2] Wikipedia. Speed of light. 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_light.

[3] Wikipedia. Speed of sound. 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_sound.


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