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Annual Precipitation on the Island of Hawaii between 1890 and 1977

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Title: Annual Precipitation on the Island of Hawaii between 1890 and 1977
Authors: Doty, Robert D.
Issue Date: Oct 1982
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Doty RD. 1982. Annual precipitation on the island of Hawaii between 1890 and 1977. Pac Sci 36(4): 421-425.
Abstract: Long-term annual precipitation records from 31 stations on the
southeast and windward sides of the island of Hawaii were analyzed by a simple
linear regression technique for possible significant trends during the approximate
period 1900-1977. Records from stations along the windward side of the
island showed a general downward trend and along the southeast side of the
island a general upward trend. An explanation for these trends has not been
found; however, a shift in tradewind direction has been suggested as a possible
cause. Wind direction records are not complete enough to establish a relationship
between the two trends. The decrease in annual precipitation around the
Waimea area represents a significant effect on water resources of the area.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 36, Number 4, 1982

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