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Western Mediterranean precipitation over the last 300 years from instrumental observations

Publication Year

2013

Author(s)
  • Camuffo, D.
  • Bertolin, C.
  • Diodato, N.
  • Cocheo, C.
  • Barriendos, M.
  • Dominguez-Castro, F.
  • Garnier, E.
  • Alcoforado, M. J.
  • Nunes, M. F.
Source
CLIMATIC CHANGE Volume: 117 Issue: 1-2 Pages: 85-101 Published: 2013
ISSN
0165-0009
Abstract

The paper reports the results of the analysis of the 14 longest precipitation instrumental series, covering the last 300 years, that have been recovered in six subareas of the Western Mediterranean basin, i.e., Portugal, Northern and Southern Spain, Southern France, Northern and Southern Italy. This study extends back by one century our knowledge about the instrumental precipitation over the Western Mediterranean, and by two centuries in some specific subareas. All the time series show repeated swings. No specific trends have been found over the whole period, except in a few cases, but with modest time changes and sometimes having opposite tendency. The same can be said for the most recent decades although with some more marked departures from the average. The correlation between the various Mediterranean subareas is generally not significant, or almost uncorrelated. The Wavelet Spectral Analysis applied to the precipitation identifies only a minor 56-year cycle in autumn, i.e., the same return period that has been found in literature for the Sea Surface Temperature over North Atlantic. A comparison with a gridded dataset reconstruction based on mixed multiproxy and instrumental observations, shows that the grid reconstruction is in good agreement with the observed data for the period after 1900, less for the previous period.

Author Keyword(s)
    KeyWord(s) Plus
    • SWEDISH TEMPERATURE DATA
    • AIR-TEMPERATURE
    • SAN-FERNANDO
    • SERIES
    • VARIABILITY
    • HOMOGENEITY
    • HOMOGENIZATION
    • RECORDS
    • HISTORY
    • CLIMATE
    ESI Discipline(s)
    • Environment/Ecology
    • Geosciences
    Web of Science Category(ies)
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
    Adress(es)

    [Camuffo, D.; Bertolin, C.] Natl Res Council Italy CNR, ISAC, I-35127 Padua, Italy; [Diodato, N.] MetEROBS Met European Res Observ, I-82100 Benevento, Italy; [Cocheo, C.] Salvatore Maugeri Fdn IRCCS, Padua, Italy; [Barriendos, M.] Univ Barcelona, Dept Modern Hist, Barcelona, Spain; [Dominguez-Castro, F.] Univ Extremadura, Dept Phys, Badajoz, Spain; [Garnier, E.] Inst Univ France Paris, Saclay, France; [Garnier, E.] Univ Caen, Ctr Rech Hist Quantitat, UMR CNRS, F-14032 Caen, France; [Alcoforado, M. J.] Univ Lisbon, Ctr Geog Studies, P-1699 Lisbon, Portugal; [Nunes, M. F.] Univ Evora, Hist & Philosophy Sci Res Unit, Evora, Portugal

    Reprint Adress

    Camuffo, D (reprint author), Natl Res Council Italy CNR, ISAC, Corso Stati Uniti 4, I-35127 Padua, Italy.

    Country(ies)
    • France
    • Italy
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    CNRS - Adress(es)
    • Centre de recherche d'histoire quantitative (CRHQ), UMR6583
    Accession Number
    WOS:000316128700007
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