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Net precipitation after losses by evaporation. As higher temperatures increase evaporation, an index of effective precipitation derived from a temperature : precipitation ratio has been used as a criterion for some systems of climate classification (e.g. those of Köppen in 1936 and Thornthwaite in 1948).

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