Sep 25, 2006

Trends in extreme daily precipitation and temperature near Lake Hovsgol, Mongolia

Banzragch Nandintsetseg, J. Scott Greene and Clyde E. Goulden
International Journal of Climatology
  • Analyzes a long-term (1963–2002) set of daily maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation data for the Hövsgöl Basin area in Mongolia
  • Examines six indices of extreme temperature and eight indices of extreme precipitation
  • Results suggest that climate conditions over northern Mongolia are changing as indicated by a warming trend identified during the study period
  • Detects significant increases in the annual number of hot days and warm nights in this region
  • Finds that, associated with these changes, are concomitant decreases in the annual number of cold days and cold nights
  • Finds that the number of days with precipitation has increased slightly while the annual total precipitation has not significantly increased in northern Mongolia
  • Finds that there was no significant decrease on average in the maximum number of consecutive dry days or increase in the wet days, while the 5-day precipitation total showed a small increase