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Title: Daily precipitation concentration across Europe 1971-2010
Author: Cortesi, N.
González-Hidalgo, José Carlos
Brunetti, M.
Martín Vide, Javier
Keywords: Pluviometria
Europa
Pluviometry
Europe
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Abstract: Daily Precipitation Concentration Index (CI) was used in this paper to investigate the statistical structure of daily precipitation across Europe based on 530 daily rainfall series for the period 1971-2010. Annual CI shows a North- West to South-East gradient (excluding Turkey and Greece). The same gradient is also observed in winter, spring and autumn, while in summer the gradient is North-South. Highest annual and seasonal daily concentrations of rainfall were detected in the western Mediterranean basin, mainly along Spanish and French coastlands. Latitude and distance from the sea seems to play a major role on spatial CI distribution; at subregional scale also relief plays an important role. The Mann-Kendall test did not identify uniform significant pattern in temporal trend across Europe for 1971-2010 period. The only broad areas with increasing annual and seasonal CI values are located in northern and south-western France and northern coastlands of the Iberian Peninsula. This findings suggest that daily precipitation distribution has not significantly changed during the 1971-2010 over Europe.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: 10.5194/nhess-12-2799-2012
It is part of: Natural Hazards And Earth System Sciences, 2012, vol. 12, p. 2799-2810
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-12-2799-2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/43765
ISSN: 1561-8633
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