rain factor

rain factor

[′rān ‚fak·tər]
(hydrology)
A coefficient designed to measure the combined effect of temperature and moisture on the formation of soil humus; it is obtained by dividing the annual rainfall (in millimeters) by the mean annual temperature (in degrees Celsius).
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The rain factor, is seems, will be crucial in the future, too, and the validity of the Duckworth Lewis Stern method in predicting scores in rain-affected matches, could be called into question.
With more rain predicted in England, a debate has already ensued over whether the rain factor should be looked into seriously before allotting a tournament to any country.
The rain factor cited by the organisers also hasn't washed down well.
The Aussies lost their only completed 20-over match against England in this country by 100 runs at the Rose Bowl in 2005 and that, combined with the rain factor, make today's contest one to avoid for spread punters.
Maneuvering around a pile of slick wet leaves in heavily trafficked areas is dangerous enough, and then add the darkness and rain factor and you have an accident waiting to happen.
However, if we analysis all factors including geology, geometry, environment, rain, human factor etc., it is possible to summaries the salient factors which affect the sliding speed of a landslide as the followings: 1) volume of landslide (v); 2) slope of slide path ([alpha]) ; 3) relative height of shear-out position (h); 4) transitional angle of sliding path ([beta]); 5) magnitude of earthquake (a); 6) rain factor (w); 7) deformation of landslide body (u); 8) ratio of length of a landslide to length of path ([K.sub.L]).
Where the rain factor (w), transitional angle of sliding path ([beta]) and ratio of length of a landslide to length of path ([K.sub.L]) are defined as (Fig.1):
It is understood that not only the rain factor but also the gate money factor too has prompted the PCB to stick with the UAE.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field considering the rain factor, which he thinks helps the team that bats second.
Nobody in England has made a mention of the rain factor, while they are all moaning about the heat factor anticipated in the football World Cup in Qatar a few years down the road, which is pretty typical.
For better growth, farmers should apply water while keeping in view temperature and rain factors. Crop should get water as per need at the growth stage.
[21] developed the step regression analysis between numbers of landslide occurrences monthly by monthly and antecedent rain factors and calculated the correlation coefficients of landslide and rain factors.