Spatial patterns of precipitation in England and Wales and a revised, homogeneous England and Wales precipitation series

TML Wigley, JM Lough, PD Jones

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The spatial patterns of precipitation variability over the UK are examined for the period 1861-1970 using principal components analysis. Most of the variance (around 50%) is explained by the first component, which is characterized by uniform variability over the whole region. Higher-order components isolate differential variability between different regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Climatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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