Trends in precipitation extremes during the typhoon season in Taiwan over the last 60years

Pao Shin Chu, Den Jing Chen, Pay Liam Lin

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Abstract

The trends of four common climate change indices related to extreme precipitation events during the typhoon season (July-October) from 21 stations in Taiwan are investigated using a robust nonparametric method. Upward trends in precipitation intensity and 5-day total precipitation amounts prevail from 1950 to 2010. Longer drought duration is also noted, in southern Taiwan in particular. Daily precipitation during the typhoon season is further partitioned into typhoon and monsoon rainfall. Precipitation intensity induced by typhoons and monsoon systems has both increased over the last 60years; these two components collectively contribute to strong upward trend in precipitation intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalAtmospheric Science Letters
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Precipitation extremes
  • Taiwan
  • Trends
  • Typhoon season

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