Articles | Volume 19
Adv. Sci. Res., 19, 73–80, 2022
Adv. Sci. Res., 19, 73–80, 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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Short summary
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.