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
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

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