THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, ( ISI ), Volume (140), Year (2020-4) , Pages (547-558)

Title : ( Variability in snowfall/total precipitation-day ratio in Iran )

Authors: Alireza Araghi , Mohammad Mousavi Baygi ,

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Global warming has substantial impacts on the hydrologic cycle and precipitation characteristics. This study aimed to explore variability in the form of precipitation by analysis of trends in the snowfall (SD)/total precipitation-day (PD) ratio across Iran. To this end, the PD and SD records were acquired from 33 synoptic stations during 1965–2014. The Mann-Kendall (MK) test was the main method used for trend detection. Analyzing data exposed that the annual SD/PD ratio was less than 25%in a plethora of the stations. TheMK test findings indicated downward tendencies in the SD/PD ratio over most regions of the country; although in many cases, the observed trends were not statically significant. The changes in the annual SD/PD ratio were estimated down to − 2% per decade over ~ 70% of Iran’s total area. Further studies are required to ascertain the linkages between the large-scale climate oscillations and the form of precipitation across this region. Also, using remotely sensed data (e.g., obtained from the MODIS) and fine-resolution gridded data (e.g., global and regional reanalysis data) in future research could improve the findings of such studies and dwindle the uncertainties caused by the scanty site-based observations.


, The form of precipitation, Snowfall-day, Mann-Kendall test, Climate change, Iran
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author = {Araghi, Alireza and Mousavi Baygi, Mohammad},
title = {Variability in snowfall/total precipitation-day ratio in Iran},
year = {2020},
volume = {140},
month = {April},
issn = {0177-798X},
pages = {547--558},
numpages = {11},
keywords = {The form of precipitation; Snowfall-day; Mann-Kendall test; Climate change; Iran},


%0 Journal Article
%T Variability in snowfall/total precipitation-day ratio in Iran
%A Araghi, Alireza
%A Mousavi Baygi, Mohammad
%@ 0177-798X
%D 2020