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Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: Browser pictures side with weather - precipitation

When the weather is selected in the browser, the pictures side of the browser is showing, and the display mode of precipitation is selected, the browser displays a 30- day running graph of precipitation (rainfall plus snowfall) for the day.

The browser pictures side showing precipitation

The show means gif/00000148.gif button doesn't do anything in this display mode.

To switch between bar and line graphs, click the bar graph gif/00000147.gif or line graph gif/00000146.gif buttons. To change the color of the graphed bars or lines, click on the colored box at the bottom of the browser and choose a new color from the window that appears. To rescale the graph, click the rescale gif/00000149.gif button.

Snow is defined as rain that falls when the air temperature is below zero degrees Centigrade. Each soil patch keeps track of the amount of snow it has on its surface (called its "snow pack"). The depth of the snow goes up when it snows, and goes down because of snowmelt. Snowmelt depends on the temperature at the surface of the soil, which can vary because of different factors in the soil.

How it works: calculation of precipitation, snowmelt, soil temperature

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