aridity index


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aridity index

[ə′rid·əd·ē ‚in‚deks]
(climatology)
An index of the degree of water deficiency below water need at any given station; a measure of aridity.
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Modified Fournier Index (MFI) and Bagnouls-Gaussen aridity Index (BGI) are combined to map erosivity for Rawal watershed.
Bagnouls- Gaussen aridity index was then calculated using Eq.
BG aridity index value for each climate station is interpolated using IDW technique in order to generate BGI surface which is classified into four classes as per CORINE requirements (Table 2).
4) suggest that the higher elevations in equatorial and tropical mountains are generally characterized by a higher climatic aridity index than are middlelatitude alpine environments.
To evaluate the thermal comfort and design right from the signs used in the two categories in the table shown below (this index are indicators of moisture that H is displayed and Aridity index with A shown a)
A] is De Martonne aridity index, P is the total annual precipitation (mm), and [T.
0] and De Martonne aridity index in the Caspian region during the two past decades.