Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting

ISSN - 2332-2594

Endalew Assefa Abera

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia

  • Research   
    Seasonal and Annual Rainfall Trend Detection in Eastern Amhara, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Endalew Assefa Abera* and Wagaye Bahiru Abegaz

    Precipitation is one of the most important climate variables that could influence the climatological, agricultural, and hydrological studies. This paper presents several test statistics to detect the effects of autocorrelation and its level of significance in the seasonal rainfall data over eastern Amhara. The daily rainfall data was obtained from the National Meteorological Agency of Ethiopia. The Mann-Kendall test, Sen’s slope estimator, and Pettit’s test were used to assess the significance, magnitude, and point changes in the seasonal rainfall data, respectively. The effects of autocorrelation in the time series data was no found significantly, except at lag 1. The Mann-Kendall test revealed that 65% of study sites showed an increasing trend with only 31% was statistically significant (p<0.05) during the Annual season. About 85% of the study sites showed an increasi.. Read More»

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