Spatio-temporal variability of daily precipitation concentration in Spain based on a high-resolution gridded data set
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An analysis of the spatial and temporal variability of daily precipitation concentration (CI) in Spain was made based on a high-resolution (5 x 5 km) daily gridded precipitation data set for the 1950-2012 period. For each grid point in the Iberian Peninsula (IP) and Balearic and Canary Islands, the average annual CI was computed, as well as its coefficient of variation and the 5th and 95th percentiles. Annual values were also computed, and the time series of the index were used to assess temporal trends over the whole period. The spatial distribution of the CI showed a strong relationship with the orographic barriers near the coastlines. The Canary Islands showed the highest values of CI, along with the eastern Mediterranean facade of the IP. The highest inter-annual variations of the CI occurred in the southern IP and in the southern Canary Islands. The trends of CI were, overall, positive and significant, which indicates an increase of daily precipitation concentration over the study period and an increasing environmental risks scenario where erosivity, torrentiality, and floods may become more frequent.
Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO) EU FEDER-ERDF funds Government of Aragon Climatology Group (Catalan Government) 2014SGR300 FONDECYT Project of the Chilean Government 11160059 CGL2015-69985-R CGL2014-52135-C3-1-R
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Quote ItemInt. J. Climatol. 38 (Suppl.1): e518–e530 (2018)
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