Precipitation trends in the Canary Islands



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García Herrera, Ricardo and Calvo Fernández, Natalia and Gallego, David and Hernández Martín, Emiliano and Gimeno, Luis and Ribera, Pedro (2003) Precipitation trends in the Canary Islands. International journal of climatology, 23 (2). pp. 235-241. ISSN 0899-8418

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A strong decreasing trend in the Canary Islands' precipitation is detected by studying daily rainfall time series for the second half of the 20th century. An analysis of the extreme events shows that this trend is due mainly to a decrease in the upper percentiles of the precipitation distribution. The results suggest that local factors play a fundamental role on extreme event behaviour.

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© 2003 Royal Meteorological Society. This study is supported by the Spanish Comision Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnologia under grant CLI98-0649. The Spanish Instituto Nacional de Meteorología provided the data for this study. The authors wish to thank the two anonymous referees for their useful comments, which contributed to improving the quality and presentation of this work.

Uncontrolled Keywords:North-Atlantic Oscillation, United-States, Rainfall, Circulation, Frequency, Intensity, Extension, Events
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
Sciences > Physics > Atmospheric physics
ID Code:25704
Deposited On:05 Jun 2014 07:12
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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