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dc.contributor.authorReitan, Clayton H.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-19T03:10:43Z
dc.date.available2019-09-19T03:10:43Z
dc.date.issued1957-01-31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/634524
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dc.description.abstractThe relation between Arizona's summer rains and the amount of water vapor in the air over Arizona was examined. It was found that the occurrence of rain was primarily determined by the moisture content of the air over the state, defined in this study by the amount of precipitable water at Phoenix. The effects of vertical wind shear and stability on the occurrence of rain were examined, but could not be precisely determined and are probably small as compared with the effects of precipitable water. Precipitation efficiency was found to vary directly with variations in the amount of precipitable water, but could be explained by changes in the evaporation of raindrops between cloud bases and ground in environments of differing precipitable water contents.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study has been carried out as part of an investigation supported by the National Science Foundation under contract NSF-G1101.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInstitute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Technical Reports on the Meteorology and Climatology of Arid Regions, No. 2
dc.rightsPublic Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under U.S. copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
dc.sourceDigitized from a paper copy provided by the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences.
dc.subjectRain and rainfall -- Arizona.
dc.subjectHumidity.
dc.subjectRain and rainfall.
dc.titleThe Role of Precipitable Water Vapor in Arizona's Summer Rains
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dc.typeTechnical Report
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute of Atmospheric Physics, The University of Arizona
dc.identifier.oclc6527581
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