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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1989)

Document title

Principal component analysis of Belgian rainfall

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SNEYERS R. ; VANDIEPENBEECK M. ; VANLIERDE R. ;

Abstract

Four principal components are found to be significant, explaining 99.8 % of the total variance. Their climatic significance is to be found respectively in (1) the general atmospheric circulation, (2) the air mass instability in summer, (3) the neighbourhood of the sea, (4) the mean pressure gradient. At the computational level, it is also shown how to operate with a large correlation matrix and a small number of observations. - (Authors)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Archiv für Meteorologie, Geophysik, und Bioklimatologie. Serie B, Klimatologie, Umweltmeteorologie, Strahlenforschung / ISSN 0066-6424

Editor : Springer, Wien - AUTRICHE (1972- 1986)

Millesime : 1989, vol. 39 [pp. 199-204]

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2172 B

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