Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorDixon, Richard W.
dc.contributor.authorParylak, Rebecca K. ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T10:08:21Zen_US
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:08:21Z
dc.date.issued2010-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationParylak, R. K. (2010). The spatial and temporal patterns of precipitation in Texas (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3039
dc.description.abstract

Water sustains our cities, rural communities, businesses, industries, farms, ranches, and the natural environment. Any disruption to our water supply will significantly affect the economy and human life (Kursinski 2007). Water is an important, limited resource and any change in the hydrological cycle might result in an increase in flood or drought conditions (Kursinski 2007). Texas agricultural economies have adapted to precipitation regimes; however, they are vulnerable to precipitation anomalies, especially those that last more than one month (Lyons 1990). An analysis of 42 stations of annual and seasonal precipitation from 1932-2002 for the state of Texas is presented. Annual and seasonal total precipitation, precipitation days, and precipitation intensity are investigated using a linear regression model. Regression results reveal positive trends in annual precipitation, days with precipitation, and precipitation intensity for the southeast region. During the spring and summer months, an increase in precipitation intensity resulted for stations in the north central region, while the most notable trend during the fall months showed an increase in precipitation in the eastern half of the state, while no change resulted in the west. A decrease in precipitation days was noted for stations in south Texas, with no change in intensity or total precipitation.

en_US
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent276 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectWater sustainability
dc.subjectPrecipitation
dc.subjectWater supply
dc.titleThe Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Precipitation in Texasen_US
txstate.documenttypeDissertation
dc.contributor.committeeMemberButler, David R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSuckling, Philip W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChaney, Philip L.
thesis.degree.departmentGeography
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
txstate.departmentGeography


Download

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record