Interannual oscillations and trend of snow occurrence in the Andes region since 1885



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Prieto, Rosario and Herrera, Roberto and Doussel, Patricia and Gimeno, Luis and Ribera, Pedro and García Herrera, Ricardo and Hernández, Emiliano (2001) Interannual oscillations and trend of snow occurrence in the Andes region since 1885. Australian meteorological magazine, 50 (2). pp. 164-168. ISSN 0004-9743

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Using documentary sources, a series of the annual number of snow days in the Mendoza area of Argentina has been constructed. Analysis of the series using Singular Spectrum Analysis (SSA) and the Maximum Entropy Method (MEM) showed that the number of snow days exhibits interdecadal and interannual oscillations with periods of about 28 and five years. Furthermore a positive trend was detected. This temporal pattern is consistent with studies of the variability of global surface temperature, indicating a strong relationship between temperature and snow occurrence in the climate system and the potential for using snow occurrence as an indicator of climate change.

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© Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. The authors wish to thank the UCLA Group who created the SSA toolkit with which the computations were done.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Temperature-variations; Time-series; Precipitation; Dynamics
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Atmospheric physics
ID Code:61797
Deposited On:02 Sep 2020 11:44
Last Modified:03 Sep 2020 07:17

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