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moisture index

moisture index A term based on the computation of an annual moisture budget by C. W. Thornthwaite (1955), and calculated from the aridity and humidity indices, as Im = 100 × (SD)/PE, where Im is the moisture index, S is the water surplus in months when precipitation exceeds evapotranspiration, D is the water deficit in months when evapotranspiration exceeds precipitation, and PE is the potential evaporation.

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moisture index

moisture index The term used instead of ‘moisture budget’, e.g. by C. W. Thornthwaite (1955), and calculated from the aridity and humidity indices, as Im = 100 × (SD)/PE, where Im is the moisture index, S is the water surplus, D is the water deficit, and PE is the potential evapotranspiration.

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moisture index

moisture index The term used instead of ‘moisture budget’ (e.g. by C. W. Thornthwaite (1955)), and calculated from the aridity and humidity indices, as Im = 100 × (SD)/PE, where Im is the moisture index, S is the water surplus, D is the water deficit, and PE is the potential evapotranspiration.

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"moisture index." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 27 Apr. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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