Spatial trend analysis of Hawaiian rainfall from 1920 to 2012

Authors: 

Frazier, A.G. and Giambelluca, T.W.

Publication source: 
International Journal of Climatology
Year: 
2017
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Publication summary: 

Spatial patterns of rainfall in Hawai‘i are among the most diverse in the world. Utilizing a high-resolution gridded data set of monthly and annual rainfall for Hawai‘i from 1920 to 2012, seasonal and annual trends were calculated for every 250-m pixel across the state and mapped to produce spatially continuous trend maps. To assess the stability of these trends, a running trend analysis was performed. The results show widespread drying across the state, and reveal the spatial patterns and timing of upward and downward trends.

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