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Atmospheric sciences help us understand and predict the weather. Learn about topics such as the seasons, why it snows, and how rainbows are formed.
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Rain Gauge, an instrument used to measure precipitation. Rain is measured directly; snow, hail, and sleet must first be melted.

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