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Precipitations trends in the Canary islands

A strong decreasing trend in the Canary Islands' precipitation is detected by studying daily rainfall time series for the second half of the 20th century. An analysis of the extreme events shows that this trend is due mainly to a decrease in the upper percentiles of the precipitation distribution. The results suggest that local factors play a fundamental role on extreme event behaviour.
Año publicación
International Journal of Climatology
Idioma de Publicación
Ambito Geografico