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REICHARDT, K.; ANGELOCCI, L.R.; BACCHI, O.O.S.  e  PILOTTO, J.E.. Daily rainfall variability at a local scale (1,000 ha), in Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, and its implications on soil water recharge. Sci. agric. (Piracicaba, Braz.) [online]. 1995, vol.52, n.1, pp. 43-49. ISSN 0103-9016.

Daily rainfall variability at a local scale (1,000 ha) was studied at Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, for the period of one year (1993-1994), in order to better understand the process of soil water recharge. Coefficients of variation of daily data for ten observation points varied from 2.2 to 169.3% and the variability was independent of rain type, i.e. whether convective, frontal or of other origin. Data were not related to separation distances between observation points and it is concluded that one observation point does not represent areas as far as 1,000 to 2,500 m apart, for daily, monthly or even quarterly averages. Yearly totals for the ten observation points presented a coefficient of variation as low as 3.06%, indicating that all points can replace each other in annual terms.

Palavras-chave : variability; rainfall; soil water recharge.

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