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Distribution of natural water loss in the mountains in the mountains of southern California

Transactions American Geophysical Union

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Abstract

Observational data obtained at various points in the mountains of Southern California indicate that a considerable part of the basin's precipitation is lost to the atmosphere by evapotranspiration. Occasionally the engineer is called upon to obtain the arcal distribution of this basin-wide loss. Currently one of the most promising methods for accomplishing this distribution in Southern California is based on the well-known P/E factor, where P represents the moisture availability and E the opportunity for evapotranspiration. The moisture availability is based on the precipitation and the opportunity for evapotranspiration on the evaporation from a type-A Weather Bureau pan. Where evaporation records are not available, suitable substitute values can often be estimated from regional temperature, humidity, and wind records.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Distribution of natural water loss in the mountains in the mountains of southern California
Series title:
Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume
37
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1956
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page:
366
Last page:
366
Country:
United States
State:
California