Accession Number : AD0615582

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF RAINFALL WITH ELEVATION FOR SELECTED STATIONS IN ECUADOR.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Rumley,Glenn B. ,Jr.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : This study is addressed to an investigation of the rainfall-elevation relationship in Ecuador. A brief review of three factors, ocean currents, mountains, and wind systems, affecting the rainfall is presented. The basic data for this study is the mean annual rainfall and the station elevation. The mean annual rainfall was calculated for all stations having four or more years of complete data. Ecuador was divided into similar rainfall zones and the characteristic rainfall pattern for each zone is discussed. By use of cross sections, a profile of elevation and mean annual rainfall across the country from west to east is presented to depict the rainfallelevation relationship. Finally, an attempt is made by the method of simple linear regression, to relate rainfall with elevation. This relation proved to be unsatisfactory so the orthogonal polynomial method is tried. A better relationship was obtained by this method. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAINFALL, ECUADOR), (*GEOPHYSICS, RAINFALL), OCEAN CURRENTS, MOUNTAINS, WIND, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE