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Trends and variability in daily precipitation in Scotland

Afzal, M, Mansell, MG and Gagnon, AS (2011) Trends and variability in daily precipitation in Scotland. In: Procedia Environmental Sciences , 6. (Conference on Earth System Science (ESS) - Global Change, Climate and People, 10 May 2010 - 13 May 2010, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND).

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The objective of this research is to analyse temporal changes in historic rainfall variability across Scotland using different measures of variability. The CUSUM and sequential Mann-Kendall test applied to records from 28 weather stations with up to 80 years of daily precipitation data reveal the occurrence of abrupt changes in the rainfall trends. Most weather stations show a turning point between 1978 and 1985, although some stations situated in Eastern Scotland have more than one turning point. The temporal changes in rainfall variability across Scotland are presented using a number of measures of variability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology; Life Sciences & Biomedicine; Physical Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences; Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Climate variability; Rainfall; Scotland; Trends; Turning points; CLIMATE-CHANGE; WATER-RESOURCES; RIVER FLOWS; DRY SPELLS; RAINFALL; INFRASTRUCTURE; DISCHARGE; IMPACTS; NETWORK; REGION
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 12:56
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:18
DOI or ID number: 10.1016/j.proenv.2011.05.003
Editors: Cornell, S, Downy, C and Rounsevell, M
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15719
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