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Climatic factors related to land-use planning in the Puget Sound basin, Washington

IMAP 851-A

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Abstract

Climate is a basic part of the natural environment and exerts a strong influence on many of man's activities. In the Puget Sound basin especially, effective land-use planning requires consideration of climatic influences, for the climate differs significantly in the various parts of the area. However, climatic information may not be given adequate consideration in the planning process if pertinent data are not readily available or if the importance of some climatic features is not apparent. 

The purpose of this study is to review available data related to the climate of the Puget Sound basin and to present selected climatic information along with an evaluation of its significance and general adequacy for planning purposes. This is part of continuing efforts aimed at imporving the accessibility and usefulness of environmental and other data needed for land-use planning, resource development, and environmental protection. 

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Climatic factors related to land-use planning in the Puget Sound basin, Washington
Series title:
IMAP
Series number:
851
Chapter:
A
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
42.11 x 28.21 inches
Country:
United states
State:
Washington
Other Geospatial:
Puget Sound
Scale:
1000000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N