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    Deciphering extreme rainfall and historical floods at Easkey on the west coast of Ireland

    Kettle, A. J. and Murphy, Conor (2023) Deciphering extreme rainfall and historical floods at Easkey on the west coast of Ireland. Weather. ISSN 0043-1656

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    A written account of two flood events in 1844 and 1877 at Easkey in Co. Sligo on the west coast of Ireland is explored with several meteorological datasets and historical newspaper accounts. Gridded daily precipitation fields for Ireland for the late twentieth century are analysed to assess rainfall extremes and most probable month of the annual maximum. Historic rainfall datasets are analysed to corroborate the account of the floods. A lot of rainfall data have survived from the nineteenth century, but there is still an imperfect match between the written account and the old weather records.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: extreme rainfall; historical floods; Easkey; west coast of Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 17541
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    Depositing User: Conor Murphy
    Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2023 09:55
    Journal or Publication Title: Weather
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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