The analysis of aridity in Central Serbia from 1949 to 2015
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AuthorsRadaković, Milica G.
Gavrilov, Milivoj B.
Marković, Slobodan B.
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In this study, we apply De Martonne and Pinna combinative indices to analyze the aridity in Central Serbia. Our dataset consists of mean monthly surface air temperature (MMT) and mean monthly precipitation (MMP) for 26 meteorological stations during the period 1949-2015. MMT and MMP are used for calculating monthly, seasonal, and annual aridity indices for period of 66 years. According to the De Martonne climate classification, we determine five, three, and four types of climate on the monthly, seasonal, and annual basis, respectively. During the observed period, winter was extremely humid, spring and autumn were humid, and summer was semi-humid. Humid and semi-humid climate with Mediterranean vegetation are identified by the annual Pinna combinative index. We find that there is no change in aridity trend in Central Serbia for the period 1949-2015. Aridity indices are additionally compared with the North Atlantic Oscillation and El-Nino South Oscillation in order to establish a possibl...e connection with the large-scale processes. Results are further compared with several earlier studies of aridity in Serbia. With this study, the analysis of aridity in whole Serbia has become complete.
Keywords:Aridity / De Martonne index / Pinna Index / Central Serbia / Trends / Interpolation
Source:Theoretical and applied climatology, 2018, 133, 3-4, 887-898
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