Jan 26, 2010

Recent trends of mean and extreme precipitation in Korea

Jung, Il‐Won, Bae, Deg‐Hyo, Kim, Gwangseob
International Journal of Climatology
  • Investigates the spatial and temporal variability of precipitation in Korea using 183 weather station data for 1973–2005
  • Results demonstrate that annual precipitation data have a significant positive trend and there is a strong spatial relationship in their variability
  • Finds that the increase of annual precipitation is mainly associated with the increase of frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation during summer season
  • Finds, however, that precipitation during spring and winter seasons had a decreasing trend
  • States that this variation of precipitation is likely to increase flood and drought risk