Decadal Variability of Precipitation over Western North America

  title={Decadal Variability of Precipitation over Western North America},
  author={Daniel R. Cayan},
Decadal (.7yr period) variations of precipitation over western North America account for 20%–50% of the variance of annual precipitation. Spatially, the decadal variability is broken into several regional [O(1000 km)] components. These decadal variations are contributed by fluctuations in precipitation from seasons of the year that vary from region to region and that are not necessarily concentrated in the wettest season(s) alone. The precipitation variations are linked to various decadal… CONTINUE READING
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