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The 10-year daily accumulated precipitation analysis of Madeira highland is presented, as well as the relationship between meridional water vapour transport during 10 winter seasons and the precipitation recorded in the island during the same period.

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The analysis of the precipitation in Madeira highlands over a 10-year period showed dry summers and the highest rainfall amounts in the winters, although with some significant events occurring also in autumn and spring seasons. Furthermore, it was found that tropical moisture transported through the Atmospheric Rivers (ARs) may reach the island with different intensities and orientation during the winter seasons. However, for the 10 winter periods, the ARs were not the sole factor producing HPE in Madeira.

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This page is a summary of: Precipitation in the Madeira Island over a 10-year period and the meridional water vapour transport during the winter seasons, International Journal of Climatology, January 2015, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/joc.4243.
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