Updated precipitation series for the UK derived from Met Office gridded data

Simpson, I. R. and Jones, P. D. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5032-5493 (2012) Updated precipitation series for the UK derived from Met Office gridded data. International Journal of Climatology, 32 (15). pp. 2271-2282. ISSN 1097-0088

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This paper introduces new, homogenized UK national and regional rainfall series derived from 5-km gridded daily and monthly precipitation data. These new series have the advantage that they are based on readings from a dense network of rain gauges rather than a maximum of seven per region. Series developed by alternative statistical methods are analysed and compared. Error estimates are derived for the series, based on linear regressive residuals. Using individual regressions for each calendar month, the monthly series are extended back to 1766 for monthly precipitation in England and Wales (EW), to 1873 for monthly values for each of the five EW sub-regions, and to 1931 for daily values in all regions. A follow-up paper will provide analysis of how mean precipitation totals and extremes have changed over the respective periods.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climatic Research Unit
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Depositing User: Users 2731 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 13:27
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2024 15:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/37831
DOI: 10.1002/joc.3397

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