Precipitation and vegetation

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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Abstract

As time marches on, historians are usually quite faithful in recording the activities of man, and it will usually be found that Mother Nature is even more meticulous in reflecting and preserving her experiences, more especially with regard to climate and vegetation. Just how much the activities of man have done to modify the natural conditions of a virgin country may in some respects always remain a question. There is however, no longer the slightest doubt about the influence civilization may have had on the climate—which is none at all! And it is the purpose of the present paper to introduce a few trustworthy witnesses in support of the hypothesis that the activities of man have also been ineffective with respect to noteworthy changes in the general aspect of the native vegetation, outside the ranch‐fences of the West.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Precipitation and vegetation
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR019i002p00604
Volume 19
Issue 2
Year Published 1938
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 4 p.
First page 804
Last page 807
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