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Rainfall Distribution Over France1

Nature volume 101, page 95 (04 April 1918) | Download Citation



THIS is the first portion of a contemplated large investigation into the rainfall distribution over France, and deals with the régime over the North-West Provinces. Other memoirs will contain a discussion of the data for the south-west, north-east, and south-east of the country for the fifty years 1851–1900. In the work under notice, which is an extract from the memoirs of the French Central Meteorological Office, full particulars are given of the data used in compiling the maps of average rainfall based on a fifty years' normal, by a comparison of short-period data with standard stations, affording records for the complete series. In some cases the standard stations seem to be at a considerable distance from the short-period record to be corrected to the fifty years' normal.

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