Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/90219
Citations
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
?
?
Type: Journal article
Title: Changes to the temporal distribution of daily precipitation
Author: Rajah, K.
O'Leary, T.
Turner, A.
Petrakis, G.
Leonard, M.
Westra, S.
Citation: Geophysical Research Letters, 2014; 41(24):8887-8894
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0094-8276
1944-8007
Statement of
Responsibility: 
Kailash Rajah, Tess O'Leary, Alice Turner, Gabriella Petrakis, Michael Leonard and Seth Westra
Abstract: Changes to the temporal distribution of daily precipitation were investigated using a data set of 12,513 land-based stations from the Global Historical Climatology Network. The distribution of precipitation was measured using the Gini index (which describes how uniformly precipitation is distributed throughout a year) and the annual number of wet days. The Mann-Kendall test and a regression analysis were used to assess the direction and rate of change to both indices. Over the period of 1976–2000, East Asia, Central America, and Brazil exhibited a decrease in the number of both wet and light precipitation days, and eastern Europe exhibited a decrease in the number of both wet and moderate precipitation days. In contrast, the U.S., southern South America, western Europe, and Australia exhibited an increase in the number of both wet and light precipitation days. Trends in both directions were field significant at the global scale.
Keywords: Gini index; GHCND; precipitation; temporal pattern; temporal precipitation distribution
Rights: ©2014. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
RMID: 0030022041
DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062156
Appears in Collections:Civil and Environmental Engineering publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.