Time Analysis of Emberger’s Pluviothermic Q Index in the SW of the Iberian Peninsula
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The annual Emberger’s pluviothermic Q index is suitable for classifying the Mediterranean climate and drawing conclusions about the spatiotemporal behaviour from which environmental effects may derive. The Q index was calculated to analyse its temporal variability throughout the study period of 1901–2012 in the Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The results obtained show that the climate fluctuates between sub-humid Mediterranean and semi-arid Mediterranean. The Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula is characterized by the temporal irregularity of Q, with high variability. However, it is possible to detect sequences with differentiated behaviours.
KeywordsEmberger’s Q index SW Iberian Peninsula
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