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Main Title Climate.
Author Rose, M. R. ; Boehm, M. ; Olson., R. K. ;
CORP Author Nevada Univ. System, Las Vegas. Desert Research Inst. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/023;
Stock Number PB92-150457
Additional Subjects Climate ; Spatial distribution ; Temporal distribution ; Seasonal variations ; Temperature ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Forests ; Plant growth ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Regional analysis ; Reprints ; Western Region(United States)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-150457 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 27p
Climate determines the types of forests which can occupy a particular region, and climate as modified by topography largely controls the spatial patterns of forest types within a region. Since analyses of trends in annual growth increments are central to the regional air pollution effects studies described in other chapters, an understanding of the general patterns and variability of climate in the West is necessary for interpreting the results of those studies. In the chapter, the general patterns and causes of climate over the western United States are described. More detailed climatic descriptions are then presented for the five regions of the western United States discussed later in the volume: Northwestern Washington; the Colorado Front Range; Arizona and New Mexico; Sierra Nevada; and southern California. Mean seasonal temperature and precipitation are characterized for selected climatic divisions within the regions. The Palmer Drought Severity Index is used to discuss temporal variability in the climate of these regions.