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A comprehensive analysis of coherent rainfall patterns in China and potential drivers. Part I: interannual variability

Claudia Christine Stephan; Nicholas Pappas Klingaman; Pier Luigi Vidale; Andrew George Turner; Marie-Estelle Demory; Liang Guo;
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  • Published: 06 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: United Kingdom
Interannual rainfall variability in China affects agriculture, infrastructure and water resource management. To improve its understanding and prediction, many studies have associated precipitation variability with particular causes for specific seasons and regions. Here, a consistent and objective method, Empirical Orthogonal Teleconnection (EOT) analysis, is applied to 1951–2007 high-resolution precipitation observations over China in all seasons. Instead of maximizing the explained space–time variance, the method identifies regions in China that best explain the temporal variability in domain-averaged rainfall. The EOT method is validated by the reproduction o...
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