Long-term properties of annual maximum daily rainfall worldwide

S.M. Papalexiou, E. Kallitsi, E. Steirou, M. Xirouchakis, A. Drosou, V. Mathios, H. Adraktas-Rentis, I. Kyprianou, M.-A. Vasilaki, and D. Koutsoyiannis, Long-term properties of annual maximum daily rainfall worldwide, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, Vienna, EGU2011-1444, doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.13014.65600, European Geosciences Union, 2011.



From a large data base of daily rainfall, several thousands of time series of annual maxima are extracted, each one having at least 100 years of data values. These time series are analyzed focusing on their long-term properties including persistence and trends. The results are grouped by continent and time period. They allow drawing conclusions, which have some importance, given the ongoing and intensifying discussions about worsening of climate and amplification of extreme phenomena.

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