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East Africa precipitation variability during recent decades
Title: East Africa precipitation variability during recent decades
Authors: Cattani, ElsaMerino Suances, AndrésWenhaji Ndomeni, ClaudineGuijarro Pastor, José Antonio ORCID RESEARCHERID Autor AEMETLevizzani, Vincenzo
Keywords: Precipitation variability; Extreme events; Drought episodes
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: 8th Ipwg and 5th Iwssm Joint Workshop (2016)
Abstract: Estimating space-time variability of precipitation is an important task in East Africa, considering the observed increased frequency of extreme events, drought episodes in particular. These events deeply affect the population with implications on agriculture and consequently food security. Daily accumulated precipitation time series from satellite retrieval algorithms, ARC, CHIRPS, TAMSAT, TMPA-3B42, and CMORPH are exploited to study the spatial and temporal variability of East Africa (EA – 5°S-20°N, 28°E-52°E) precipitation during last decades. The analysis is carried out by computing the time series of the joint CCI/CLIVAR/JCOMM Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI,, e.g. CDD, CWD, SDII, PRCPTOT, and R1, at the yearly and seasonal scales. The purpose is to identify the occurrence of extreme events (droughts and floods), and extract precipitation spatial patterns of variation by trend analysis (Mann-Kendall technique). Prior to the analysis satellite time series are checked for the possible presence of inhomogeneities due to variations in rain gauge density and/or in the satellite retrieval algorithms.
Description: Póster presentado en: 8th Ipwg and 5th Iwssm Joint Workshop celebrado en Bolonia, Italia, del 3 al 6 de octubre de 2016.
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