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Scaling properties of rainfall and desert dust in the Canary Islands
Título : Scaling properties of rainfall and desert dust in the Canary Islands
Autor : Peñate de la Rosa, Irene; Martín González, Juan Manuel; Rodríguez Rodríguez, Germán; Cianca, A.
Palabras clave : Desert dust; Precipitation; Spatial variability
Fecha de publicación : 2013
Editor: European Geosciences Union
Citación : Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics. 2013, 20(6), p. 1079-1094
Versión del editor: https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/npg-20-1079-2013
Resumen : Precipitation and desert dust event occurrence time series measured in the Canary Islands region are examined with the primary intention of exploring their scaling characteristics as well as their spatial variability in terms of the island's topography and geographical orientation. In particular, the desert dust intrusion regime in the islands is studied in terms of its relationship with visibility. Analysis of dust and rainfall events over the archipelago exhibits distributions in time that obey power laws. Results show that the rain process presents a high clustering and irregular pattern on short timescales and a more scattered structure for long ones. In contrast, dustiness presents a more uniform and dense structure and, consequently, a more persistent behaviour on short timescales. It was observed that the fractal dimension of rainfall events shows an important spatial variability, which increases with altitude, as well as towards northern latitudes and western longitudes.
URI : http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/1490
ISSN : 1023-5809
1607-7946
Colecciones: Artículos científicos 2010-2014


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