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# the total for el Paso area precip Potet is not

correct how can I find the total

For summer: &gt;80F = hot; 70-79F = warm; &lt;70F = cool
For winter: &gt;50F = warm; 35-49F = cool; &lt;350F = cold
6.
Part 2: Calculating a simplified water budget.
The amount of water that is available to plants and animals is only in part a function of precipi-
tation. The available amount of water is also affected by evapotranspiration: releases of water
to the atmosphere through the processes of evaporation and transpiration. To examine the
availability of water at a given location over the year, we can use a simplified model contrasting
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precipitation with potential evapotranspiration (POTET) solely.
Table 2. El Paso Area precipitation and potential evapotranspiration (Chihuahua De-
sert)
J
F
M
A
M
J
A
S
O
N
D
Total
Precipitation(mm)
10.6
10.4
7.6
53
8.4
18.2
40.6
37.6
36
18.3
8.9
15.7
217.6
POTET (mm)
69
90
154
208
250
233.4
227
195
149
91
63.2
2,012
Precip - POTET
-264.
-146
-202
-241 2
-192
189
130
82
-58.4 -79.6 4
.7
6
8
4
159
7
45.5
-1794.4
N.B. Precip - POTET: A negative value means a deficit (D) and a positive value means a surplus (S)
Table 3. Winnemucca's precipitation and potential evapotranspiration (Great Basin De-
sert)
J
IF
M
M
A
S
O
IN
D
Total
Precipitation(mm)
24
21
21
21
22
19
6
6
10
17
20
23
210
POTET (mm)
0
5
22
46
80
112
149
130
81
42
12
0
210
Precip - POTET
24
16
-25
-58
-93
-143 -124 -71
-28
8
23
-472
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Transfer the values of precipitation and potential evapotranspiration from Tables 2 and
3 to the Excel spreadsheet. As you input the numbers, the graph will automatically gen-
erate.
On the graphs generated, PRECIP/POTET does not mean that the values were divided, it just means
that both data are plotted on the same graph.
4.
Which city, El Paso or Winnemucca, has the highest potential evapotranspiration? Ex-
plain.
N.B. Think about the factors that influence evapotranspiration El Paso has the highest potential
because it has a higher potet.
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