Trends in frequency indices of daily precipitation over the Iberian Peninsula during the last century

MC Gallego, RM Trigo, JM Vaquero, M Brunet, JA Garcia, J Sigro, MA Valente

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Abstract

This study provides the first long-term assessment of changes in precipitation associated with different rainfall categories over the Iberian Peninsula (IP). Using recently digitized data from 27 stations in Portugal and Spain, we have examined trends of precipitation indices for the complete period 1903–2003 and the two subperiods 1903–1953 and 1954–2003. These indices were evaluated seasonally according to five rainfall categories: total rainfall (=0.2 mm), light rainfall (=0.2 and
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D02109
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres
Volume116
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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