Precipitation Concentration Degree

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Description

Calculates the Precipitation Concentration Degree (PCD) on a daily or monthly precipitation serie.

Usage

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pcd(object)

Arguments

object

a daily or monthly precipitation serie.

Value

A data.frame containing the following variables:

  • year is the year.

  • pcd is the percentage of precipitation concentration corresponding to a year. Values closer to 0 mean precipitation dispersion among all months and 1 concentration into only a month.

Author(s)

Lucas Venezian Povoa lucasvenez@gmail.com

References

Zhang LJ, Qian YF (2003) Annual distribution features of precipitation in China and their interannual variations. J Acta Meteorological Sinica 17:146-163

See Also

pplot.pcd read.data as.daily as.monthly

Examples

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# Loading the monthly precipitation serie.
data(monthly)

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# Performing the Precipitation Concentration Index analysis
pcd(monthly)

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