Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1079–1090, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1079-2016

Special issue: Climate change, extreme events and hazards in the Mediterranean...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1079–1090, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-1079-2016

Research article 10 May 2016

Research article | 10 May 2016

Regional impacts of global change: seasonal trends in extreme rainfall, run-off and temperature in two contrasting regions of Morocco

Kenza Khomsi et al.

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The study investigates trends in mean and extreme rainfall, run-off, temperature and their relationship with large-scale atmospheric circulation. It focuses on two Moroccan watersheds; Bouregreg and Tensift, using data from 1977 to 2003. Results do not show a homogeneous behaviour in the catchments; the influence of the large-scale atmospheric circulation is different and a clear spatial dependence of the trend analysis is linked to the distance from the coast and the mountains.
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