Weather & Water by B.W. Atkinson, E.C. Penning-Rowsell, D.J. Parker and W. F.

By B.W. Atkinson, E.C. Penning-Rowsell, D.J. Parker and W. F. Maunder (Auth.)

This quantity studies statistical details held in quite a few assets within the united kingdom facing climate and water. In view of the impression of climate and water offers on and environmental caliber, this article will be of specific curiosity to researchers in those fields

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Earth temperatures are clearly of great significance to agriculture so it is not surprising that several Agricultural Memoranda of the MO have been devoted to this element. Although not officially published documents, Agricultural Memoranda Nos 25, 197, 292, 294, 646, 728 and 813 are worth consulting. 67]. 35] contains useful introductory text, a map of the stations used, and data on three main topics: a comparison of monthly mean of daily earth temperatures at both 30 cm and 122 cm between the periods 1921-50 and 1931-60; for each station, the monthly means and annual absolute values of daily maximum and minimum temperature, together with mean monthly daily temperatures - all at both 30 cm and 122 cm; actual monthly frequencies for each station of daily earth temperatures at 30 cm in specified ranges.

2. In both cases the basic unit for analysis is the 'day with frost'. There appear to be very few published data on air frost. 100] published by the MO. 62]. Useful frequency data also appear in the not-officially published Agricultural Memoranda Nos 28, 671, 699 and 883. 2 Non-screen Temperatures In this section we deal with earth-temperatures and ground frost. Earth temperatures are clearly of great significance to agriculture so it is not surprising that several Agricultural Memoranda of the MO have been devoted to this element.

Monthly and annual values were given for about 70 stations. 152] which gave both tabular and cartographic data. 91]. This service provides maps of Great Britain showing calculated weekly and monthly totals and averages of 14 hydrometeorological and meteorological variables including potential and actual évapotranspiration. In addition to these formal publications, unofficial typescripts containing useful data are available in the MO Library. These documents are parts of two series: Evaporation Memoranda and Agricultural Memoranda.

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