Temporal analysis of long-term atmospheric moisture levels in Phoenix, Arizona.

S. W. Brazel, Robert Balling

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Abstract

Long-term monthly averaged dew point and relative humidity levels for Phoenix, Arizona are examined in this investigation. Dew points are generally unchanged over the 1896-1984 period of instrumental record; relative humidities have dropped sharply during the recent decades. Changes in local land use and a developing urban heat island are suggested causes of the observed patterns in the Phoenix atmospheric moisture levels. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal of Climate & Applied Meteorology
Pages112-117
Number of pages6
Volume25
Edition2
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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