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Climate 2017, 5(3), 68;

Rainfall Variability in January in the Federal District of Brazil from 1981 to 2010

Departament of Geography of University of Brasília, Brasília 70910-900, Brazil
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brasília 70770-901, Brazil
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Academic Editor: Jack Barkenbus
Received: 25 July 2017 / Revised: 18 August 2017 / Accepted: 22 August 2017 / Published: 28 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Studies and Perspectives of Climatology in Brazil)
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The Federal District is a politically and economically important part of Brazil, which suffers from water stress. Exploratory analyzes were conducted using data on rainfall in the Federal District from the monthly precipitation time series to assess the rainfall variability in January, a month that falls in the middle of the rainy season in the region. A time series of 30 years (1981–2010), recorded at 19 rain gauges was analyzed. The resulting exploratory analyses show a gradient of increasing rainfall in the westward direction in the Federal District. Moreover, the time series shows a moderate inter-annual variability in rainfall volume, which is, however, of a stationary nature. View Full-Text
Keywords: time series; rain; Federal District; Brazil time series; rain; Federal District; Brazil

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Steinke, V.A.; Palhares de Melo, L.A.M.; Torres Steinke, E. Rainfall Variability in January in the Federal District of Brazil from 1981 to 2010. Climate 2017, 5, 68.

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