precipitation area

precipitation area

[prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən ‚er·ē·ə]
(meteorology)
On a synoptic surface chart, an area over which precipitation is falling.
In radar meteorology, the region from which a precipitation echo is received.
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Considering an average of cell 2101 and its eight nearest neighbours, the errors raise to 38 mm/month of MAE and 48 mm/month of RMSE; this could be due to the inclusion of lower values far from the peak precipitation area of the watershed.
viridulus in Epping Forest, a high precipitation area in Essex Co., and outside the Forest in the wider Essex countryside, where precipitation is generally lower.
When speaking about reducing the precipitation area of the BPP ash field, first of all taking disconnection and recultivation of the 2nd ash field is considered.
The land on which the grass is propagated is in a high precipitation area, getting about 60 inches of rain a year.
Think of it this way, while about 11% of the globe is getting precipitation, there's all that other area that is net "producing" moisture for the atmosphere: "the area required to feed a precipitating weather system is 9 times the precipitation area through the convergence of moisture."
The main precipitation area of this severe convective weather process is northern and western Zhejiang Province and the rainfall belt follows a northeast-southwest direction.
Alternatively, we can take the square root of the areal dimension and convert it to a linear average radius of the supply area versus the precipitation area: in general, the radius of the supply area ranges from a factor of 3 globally to 3.5 for land, or for moderate rates the factors are 4 globally and 4.5 for land.
Mid- and low-level streamlines and their topography are plotted in Figure 15, from which it can be observed that the severe precipitation area (A1) was at the base of the U-shape topography west of Changbai Mountain.
Watch the color of the displayed precipitation to see the reflectivity level, the overall size of the precipitation area, number and locations of lightning strikes, number of cells, wind direction and speed, height of the Echo Tops, and frontal movement and speed.