Spatio-temporal rainfall variability in the Amazon basin countries (Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador)

  title={Spatio-temporal rainfall variability in the Amazon basin countries (Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador)},
  author={Jhan Carlo Espinoza Villar and Josyane Ronchail and Jean-Loup Guyot and G{\'e}rard Cochonneau and Filizola Naziano and Waldo Lavado and Eurides de Oliveira and R. Pombosa and Philippe Vauchel},
  journal={International Journal of Climatology},
Rainfall variability in the Amazon basin (AB) is analysed for the 1964–2003 period. It is based on 756 pluviometric stations distributed throughout the AB countries. For the first time it includes data from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. In particular, the recent availability of rainfall data from the Andean countries makes it possible to complete previous studies. The impact of mountain ranges on rainfall is pointed out. The highest rainfall in the AB is observed in low windward regions… Expand
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