Friday, July 29, 2005

More about rain

I got curious about how much water a storm cloud can hold. Turns out to be a LOT. I decided to go with an inch of rain over a square mile: (5280x12)2 cubic inches. That's about 17,378,725.5 gallons! Some of the tropical systems we got in the last month brought a lot more rain than that, and over a much wider area — easily multiple billions of gallons.

Those big dark clouds hold a mind-boggling amount of water.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking to me. I wish I could do math.

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  2. What? So you can't tell me how many ghosts can dance on the head of a pin?

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  3. Between you and me, I'm rather agnostic about the existence of ghosts ;)

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