Structural Characteristics of Precipitation in Jordan
In this paper, the structure characteristics of rainfall time series were studied based on the consistency, randomness, trend, and goodness of fit tests. For this purpose, thirty-two climatic stations distributed over Jordan were selected with fifty-two years’ time series. The time series analysis indicates consistent and evidence of randomness in data series at 1 and 5% significance level with the exception of two stations time series. Mann-Kendal trend tests indicates free trend in all the stations at 95% confidence level with the exception of six stations which have a negative trend.
KeywordsPrecipitation Randomness Consistency Trend analysis Jordan
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