Articles | Volume 369
Proc. IAHS, 369, 97–102, 2015
Proc. IAHS, 369, 97–102, 2015
11 Jun 2015
11 Jun 2015

Climatological features and trends of extreme precipitation during 1979–2012 in Beijing, China

Z. X. Xu and Q. Chu

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Three hourly assimilated precipitation series with 0.1 deg. are used to analyze the features and trends of extreme precipitation in Beijing, China. The results show that: (1) the local climate and topography are two main factors influencing the spatial distributions of precipitation; (2) areas with greater precipitation threshold may have shorter precipitation days; (3) extreme precipitation amount (48% of precipitation) concentrated on urban areas and mountain area within only 5 to 7 days.