Articles | Volume 19
Adv. Sci. Res., 19, 73–80, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-19-73-2022
Adv. Sci. Res., 19, 73–80, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-19-73-2022
 
27 Jun 2022
27 Jun 2022

Homogenization of Norwegian monthly precipitation series for the period 1961–2018

Elinah Khasandi Kuya et al.

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Climate normals are used as reference for climate monitoring. When calculating precipitation normals for the period 1991–2020 a homogeneous reference dataset is needed. Norway's observation network has changed drastically in the last 30 years and may have introduced non-climatic changes to the time series. Homogeneity analysis of monthly precipitation series for the period 1961–2018 was performed which produced a homogenous dataset that was used to calculate the new climate normals in Norway.