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effective precipitation

effective precipitation Net precipitation after losses by evaporation. As higher temperatures increase evaporation, an index of effective precipitation derived from a temperature:precipitation ratio has been used as a criterion for some systems of climate classification (e.g. those of Köppen in 1936 and Thornthwaite in 1948).

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effective precipitation

effective precipitation Net precipitation after losses by evaporation. As higher temperatures increase evaporation, an index of effective precipitation derived from a temperature: precipitation ratio has been used as a criterion for some systems of climate classification (e.g. those of Köppen in 1936, Thornthwaite in 1948).

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"effective precipitation." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved May 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/effective-precipitation