Revista Brasileira de Meteorologia
versão impressa ISSN 0102-7786
SANTOS, Carlos Antonio Costa dos; BRITO, José Ivaldo Barbosa de; RAO, Tantravahi Venkata Ramana e MENEZES, Hudson Ellen Alencar. Trends of precipitation indices in Ceará state. Rev. bras. meteorol. [online]. 2009, vol.24, n.1, pp. 39-47. ISSN 0102-7786. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-77862009000100004.
The principal objective of this work is to provide new information on the trends in the total precipitation and extreme events of precipitation in the State of Ceará, making an analysis of different indices of detection of climatic changes, based on data of daily precipitation. Precipitation data of 18 stations were used, in the period from 1935 to 2006, representing all the microregions of the State; the software used in the processing and quality control of the data was RClimdex 1.9.0. The results show local changes in the precipitation and a visible increase in the humidity conditions in Ceará.
Palavras-chave : Climate Change; Semi-arid; RClimdex 1.9.0.