Atmospheric circulation and precipitation, Applied Statistics

(a)

Elevation (m)

0

400

800

1200

1600

2000

2400

2800

3200

4000

4800

5600

6400

Pressure (kPa)

100

98.5

97

95.5

94

92

90.5

89

87.5

83.5

80

77.5

75

Vapour pressure (kPa)

2.25

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.45

1.3

1.15

1.03

0.93

0.74

0.59

0.48

0.38

 

If 58% of the perceptible water is produced from the air up to an elevation of 6400 m to form rainfall at the ground level, what would be the depth of the rainfall?

(b)

After the passage of a cyclone over the Northern Queensland, the rainfall stations A, B and C within a reserve area in the form of a square recorded X mm, 1.5 X mm and 1.25 X mm respectively. Estimate the mean areal precipitation over the reserve first by the arithmetic mean method and then by Thiessen polygon method. (X=58)

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