Homogenization of mean monthly temperature time series of Greece

  title={Homogenization of mean monthly temperature time series of Greece},
  author={Anna Mamara and Andreas Argiriou and Manolis Anadranistakis},
  journal={International Journal of Climatology},
During the last decades due to the increased interest about climate change, many studies have been conducted trying to detect shifts in climatic series. The necessity of the homogenization of meteorological observations becomes obvious to all these studies. In practice, inhomogeneities are hardly ever avoided, because the meteorological station networks are constantly changing. A myriad of methods for detecting and adjusting inhomogeneities in climate series have been developed. In this study… 

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