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Mesoscale features of urban rainfall enhancementAuthor(s): F. A. Huff
Source: In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 18-25
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAnalyses of data from the first 4 years of a 5-year research project at St. Louis indicate a substantial enhancement of summer rainfall downwind of the urban-industrial complex. This anomaly appears to be caused primarily by the intensification of naturally occurring storm systems through the addition of heat and raindrop nuclei from the urban area. Most of the enhancement is associated with organized storm systems and is most pronounced during and after the period of maximum diurnal heating.
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CitationHuff, F. A. 1977. Mesoscale features of urban rainfall enhancement. In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 18-25
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