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Proc. IAHS, 369, 97–102, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-369-97-2015
Proc. IAHS, 369, 97–102, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-369-97-2015
 
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.