Precipitation characteristics west of the Cascade Mountains

TitlePrecipitation characteristics west of the Cascade Mountains
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1940
AuthorsMerryfield, F., and Warren V.
Conference Name8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 8th Annual Western Interstate Snow Survey Conference
Date PublishedJune 1940
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union, Transactions, Part III-B:
Conference LocationSeattle, Washington
KeywordsHydrology basin characteristics, Precipitation analysis
Abstract

A report is made relative to a study to find a means of forecasting the probable flow of streams west of the Cascade Mountains in Washington and Oregon. Precipitation data from eleven Weather Bureau stations with complete 30-year record, 1899-1929 are used. Statistical methods are used without success to build a satisfactory formula. However, the study revealed characteristics of precipitation patterns for the area involved as outlined in eleven (11) statements in the conclusions.Discussion is presented by Norbert Leupold, Corps Engineers, Portland and also by Elmer Fisher of the US Weather Bureau, pointing out factors developed by those agencies for forecasting streamflow.

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