effective precipitation

effective precipitation

[ə¦fek·tiv prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən]
(hydrology)
The part of precipitation that reaches stream channels as runoff. Also known as effective rainfall.
In irrigation, the portion of the precipitation which remains in the soil and is available for consumptive use.
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Effective precipitation was obtained by the method proposed by the FAO bulletin no.
It was considered that the crop would not be irrigated if the effective precipitation were higher than the actual evapotranspiration of the crop, while the losses through percolation and runoff were estimated by Eq.
Figure 2 shows the variables of flows withdrawn for irrigation, crop evapotranspiration, pluvial precipitation and effective precipitation, monthly means of long duration (period from 2002 to 2011), in the Dourados River Basin.
Several factors were considered to be responsible for effective precipitation mechanisms among which fluctuating pH around bacterial cell, cell membrane, cell wall, and exopolysaccharides contributed significantly for this mechanism (Silva-Castro et al.
The effective precipitation is rather low in the Loess Plateau.
The susceptibility correlation with effective precipitation can be generally divided into positive and negative areas.

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