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Main Title Frequency Distributions for Durations and Volumes of Rainfalls in the Eastern United States in Relation to Acidic Precipitation.
Author Evans, L. S. ; Raynor, G. S. ; Jones, D. M. A. ;
CORP Author Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/122;
Stock Number PB85-106763
Additional Subjects Acidity ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Rainfall ; Monitoring ; Volume ; Frequency distribution ; Plant growth ; Seasonal variations ; Comparison ; Tables(Data) ; Time ; Injuries ; Foreign technology ; Acid precipitation ; Eastern Region(United States)
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NTIS  PB85-106763 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
A significant percentage (between 17 and 40%) of all showers recorded on Long Island, NY, Urbana, IL, Franklin, NC, and Seaside Park, NJ, had durations less than 20 min. Similarly, a large percentage had durations less than 40 min (50, 46, and 32% for 3 yr at Urbana, IL, 65% at Coral Gables, FL, 50% at Franklin, NC, and 54% at Seaside Park, NJ). When all data from the six growing seasons were pooled, over 88% of all rainfalls were less than 160 min. Similar results were observed when volume measurements were made. Between 38 and 57% of all recorded showers had less than 1 mm at all five stations in the eastern United States. When all data were pooled, over 65% of all rainfalls were less than 3 mm. These data demonstrate that plant foliage is wetted during the growing season by numerous showers which are of short duration and low volume. (Copyright (c) 1984 by D. Reidel Publishing Company.)