Long-Term Precipitation Trends in Eastern Slovakia

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Martina Zeleňáková
Pavol Purcz
Helena Hlavatá

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate precipitation trends in climatic stations in eastern Slovakia. We investigated 20 climatic stations in Slovakia. The studied period was from 1981 to 2010. Monthly precipitation trends were detected by nonparametric Mann-Kendall statistical test. Positive trends of annual as well as monthly precipitation were found in the analyzed rainfall gauging stations in eastern Slovakia. March was observed to have the highest decreasing trends. All other months displayed mostly increasing trends. In quartile research mostly the summer period shows positive trends in precipitation. In conclusion, Slovakia has an increasing trend of precipitation time series.

Keywords:
Monthly precipitation data, mann-kendall test, Slovakia, climatic stations, trend

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Zeleňáková, M., Purcz, P., & Hlavatá, H. (2014). Long-Term Precipitation Trends in Eastern Slovakia. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 4(2), 217-228. https://doi.org/10.9734/BJECC/2014/10655
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