Secular Trends of Precipitation Amount, Frequency, and Intensity in the United States

@inproceedings{Karl1998SecularTO,
  title={Secular Trends of Precipitation Amount, Frequency, and Intensity in the United States},
  author={Thomas R. Karl and R. W. Knight},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract Twentieth century trends of precipitation are examined by a variety of methods to more fully describe how precipitation has changed or varied. Since 1910, precipitation has increased by about 10% across the contiguous United States. The increase in precipitation is reflected primarily in the heavy and extreme daily precipitation events. For example, over half (53%) of the total increase of precipitation is due to positive trends in the upper 10 percentiles of the precipitation… CONTINUE READING

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