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    The Changing Synoptic Origins of Irish Precipitation

    Sweeney, John (1985) The Changing Synoptic Origins of Irish Precipitation. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 10 (4). pp. 467-480.

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    Using Lamb circulation categories, daily precipitation receipt for 34 Irish sites are examined for the period since 1941. Marked gradients are apparent with particular trajectories and the influence of ocean surface temperatures and topography is described. Changes in the frequency of occurrence of synoptic types, particularly westerly and cyclonic categories, are shown to have implications for the national distribution of precipitation and also for particular areas in terms of annual receipt.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Ireland; Precipitation; Lamb weather types; Synoptic climatology; Synoptic changes;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 3069
    Depositing User: Prof. John Sweeney
    Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 15:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    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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