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Air Pollution and urban climatology at Norfolk, VirginiaAuthor(s): W. Maurice Pritchard; Kuldip P. Chopra
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. 278-284
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionThe atmosphere at Norfolk is usually stable, with no strongly prevailing wind direction. Linear regression analyses of visibility data indicate a generally decreasing visibility trend between 1960 and 1972, with a possible trend reversal in later years. A 44 percent increase in the annual frequency of 0-4-mile visibility occurred in 1960-72. Similar analyses of precipitation data for 1960-74 show a slight increase in the annual number of days with precipitation exceeding 0.01 inch. The correlation coefficient between the annual frequencies of low (0-4-mile) visibility and days with precipitation greater than 0.01 inch was rather small and negative.
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CitationPritchard, W. Maurice; Chopra, Kuldip P. 1977. Air Pollution and urban climatology at Norfolk, Virginia. 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. 278-284
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