Seasonal association between mid-tropospheric pressure patterns and precipitation in the western Great Basin

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Paul A. Knapp, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Associations between seasonal 700 mb height data and precipitation data in the western Great Basin, USA, are examined from 1947 through 1991 using bivariate regression. Results show that approximately one-third of precipitation variability in the study region is associated with changes in 700 mb heights during the autumn, winter, and spring months, but Little associated variance occurs during summer. When only wet seasons are examined (Z scores > 0.5), correlations increase substantially. However, dry season (Z scores <-0.5) data correlations had little interpretive value.

Additional Information

Publication
Climate Research 4:75-78
Language: English
Date: 1994
Keywords
Great Basin 700 mb, Precipitation, Acid environments