Document type: DU ETD
Collection: Geology Theses  
Title Analysis of Warm-Season Precipitation Around the Palmer Divide, East-Central Colorado
Author(s) Schaer, Barry C.
School/Department Department of Geography
Institution University of Denver
Degree Type Master's
Degree Name M.A.
Type of Resource text
Degree Date 1984 June
Digital Origin reformatted digital
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Keyword(s) Geography
Genre Dissertations, Academic
Abstract A southwest to northeast increase in the warm-season rainfall distribution was shown by trend surface analysis. Residuals from the analysis identified a zone of greater precipitation, coincident with the previously-mentioned exception. Seasonal rainfall varied on the temporal level.Two precipitation maxima occur during the warm season: one in the 2nd week (approximately June 7-14), and one in the 8th week (Approximately July 20-26). These peak periods vary in magnitude spatially north versus south of the Palmer Divide.The influence of the Palmer Divide during the warm season is less significant and more spatially limited than previously thought.Its significance and areal limitations may differ when considered on an annual basis.The author suggests these topics, as well as additional research on the temporal aspects of precipitation in semi-arid areas, as directions for further research.
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