Articles | Volume 369
Proc. IAHS, 369, 157–162, 2015
Proc. IAHS, 369, 157–162, 2015
11 Jun 2015
11 Jun 2015

Extreme values of snow-related variables in Mediterranean regions: trends and long-term forecasting in Sierra Nevada (Spain)

M. J. Pérez-Palazón et al.

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Sierra Nevada National Park (South Spain) constitute a key monitoring point for climate variability and its impacts. This work presents the local trend analysis of weather variables at this area together with additional snow-related variables. The joint analysis of weather and snow variables showed a decrease trend in the extent and persistence of the snow covered area over the area. The precipitation regime seems to be the most relevant driver on the snow regime forcing in Mediterranean areas.