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Title: Spatial distribution of the daily precipitation concentration index in Algeria
Author: Benhamrouche, Aziz
Boucherf, D.
Hamadache, R.
Bendahmane, L.
Martín Vide, Javier
Teixeira Nery, Jonas
Keywords: Climatologia
Precipitacions (Meteorologia)
Precipitations (Meteorology)
Rain and rainfall
Issue Date: 18-Mar-2015
Publisher: European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Abstract: In this paper, the spatial and temporal distribution of the daily precipitation concentration index (CI) in Algeria (south Mediterranean Sea) has been assessed. CI is an index related to the rainfall intensity and erosive capacity; therefore, this index is of great interest for studies on torrential rainfall and floods. Forty-two daily rainfall series based on high-quality and fairly regular rainfall records for the period from 1970 to 2008 were used. The daily precipitation CI results allowed the identification of three climate zones: the northern country, characterized by coastal regions with CI values between 0.59 and 0.63; the highlands, with values between 0.57 and 0.62, except for the region of Biskra (CI D0.70); and the southern region of the country, with high rainfall concentrations with values between 0.62 and 0.69.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://doi:10.5194/nhess-15-617-2015
It is part of: Natural Hazards And Earth System Sciences, 2015, vol. 15, num. 3, p. 617-625
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ISSN: 1561-8633
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