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Main Title Investigation of the Effects of Urbanization on Precipitation Type, Frequency, Areal and Temporal Distribution. Phase II.
Author Shulma, Mark D. ; Brota, Edward A. ;
CORP Author Rutgers - The State Univ., New Brunswick, N.J. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3615; OWRR-B-044-NJ; 03768,; B-044-NJ(3)
Stock Number PB-227 232
Additional Subjects Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Urban areas ; Weather modification ; Urbanization ; Markov chains ; Probability distribution functions ; New York ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-227 232 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 91p
From a previous phase of research fifty years of daily precipitation values were available on tape for a network of 20 stations in the N.Y. metropolitan area. The earlier study showed that under certain wind conditions, precipitation augmentation was discerned downwind of the urban complex. However, the present study indicates that the urban area does not have any effect on daily precipitation patterns. Analyses were also made of probabilities of wet and dry periods of different lengths using the Markov chain probability model. The analysis of the average year at Hightstown gives an insight into the processes which govern precipitation patterns in this area.