lecture_03 - RAIN FORESTS DESERT BELTS POLAR REGIONS 3.7...

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LECTURE 3 - PRECIPITATION 3.0 PRECIPITATION WITHIN A BASIN VARIATION IN INTENSITY VARIATION IN DISTRIBUTION VARIATION in DURATION 3.1 PRECIPITATION EXTREMES MICHIGAN - 28 to 36 inches/yr U.S. - 2 to 160 inches/yr WORLD - 0 to 460 inches/yr MAXIMUM- 366 inches/30 days 3.2 FORMATION OF PRECIPITATION COOLING CONDENSATION DROPLET GROWTH CONVERGENCE 3.3 TYPES OF PRECIPITATION FRONTS ! WARM FRONTS ! COLD FRONTS ! OCCLUDED FRONTS CONVECTIVE STORMS
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CYCLONIC STORMS OROGRAPHIC PRECIPITATION 3.4 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF PRECIPITATION TYPES U.S. WORLD 3.5 STABILITY OF AIR MASSES AMBIENT LAPS RATE DRY ADIABATIC LAPS RATE (1 E C/100m) STABLE, NEUTRAL, UNSTABLE WET ADIABATIC LAPSE RATE (<1 E C/100m) LATENT HEAT OF CONDENSATION (590 cal/gram) 3.6 GLOBAL PRECIPITATION PATTERS
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Unformatted text preview: RAIN FORESTS DESERT BELTS POLAR REGIONS 3.7 MEASUREMENT OF PRECIPITATION TYPES OF GAGES ! RECORDING AND NON RECORDING ! SNOW SURVEYS ! RADAR NETWORKS P x 1 n ( P 1 % P 2 % P 3 .... % P n ) P x 1 n [ NP x NP 1 P 1 % NP x NP 2 P 2 % NP x NP 3 P 3 ..... % NP x NP n P n ] C coef 1.111 SLOPE 1946 &amp; 1952 0.895 SLOPE 1952 &amp; 1959 1.24 P corected 1.24 P 1952 &amp; 1959 ! MICHIGAN ! U.S. (&gt;10,000) ! WORLD AVAILABILITY OF RECORDS 3.8 ANALYSIS OF BASIN PRECIPITATION DATA POINT DISTRIBUTION ARITHMETIC MEAN THIESSEN POLYGONS ISOHYETALS 3.9 MISSING DATA ARITHMETIC AVERAGE NORMAL RATIO METHOD 3.10 CONSISTENCY OF DATA DOUBLE-MASS CURVE ! EXAMPLE...
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2008 for the course GLG 411 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '06 term at Michigan State University.

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