(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Climatology of wind-driven rain for the contiguous United States for the period 1971 to 1995

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Rainfall that is pushed along horizontally by the wind is referred to as wind-driven rain (WDR) or driving rain. Water penetration of exposed building surfaces is enhanced with WDR, and structural damage is accelerated with repeated WDR exposure. Additionally, WDR is an agent for enhanced soil erosion and for dispersal of certain plant diseases. This research provides a descriptive climatology of WDR for the contiguous United States. WDR intensity is estimated from a linear regression model that develops a relationship between rainfall on a horizontal surface and rainfall on a vertical surface. The WDR estimates are used to create thematic maps


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 19, no6 [pp. 445-462]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




American geological institute

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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