(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

United States'interannual precipitation variability over the past century : is variability increasing as predicted by models ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SVOMA B.M. (1) ; BALLING R.C. (1) ;
(1) School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. examine trends in interannual precipitation variability over the past century for the United States. A variety of statistical methods are applied to the time series, and they consistently find upward trends (most are statistically significant) in seasonal variability. Although strong spatial gradients or clusters do not appear in the trend values, trends toward increasing variability were substantially higher in the low-sun season than in the high-sun season. Their results from the United States provide empirical support for the many modeling studies simulating an increase in precipitation variability given continued global warming


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 31, no4 [pp. 307-318]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : 4 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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