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Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 963-976, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-963-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article
03 Nov 2017
Trends and regime shifts in climatic conditions and river runoff in Estonia during 1951–2015
Jaak Jaagus et al.

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CPC Dataset CPC (Climate Prediction Center), NOAA/National Weather Service http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/teledoc/telecontents.shtml CPC Dataset CPC (Climate Prediction Center), NOAA/National Weather Service http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/daily_ao_index/monthly.ao.index.b50.current.ascii.table The Climate Data Guide: Hurrell North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) Index J. Hurrell and National Center for Atmospheric Research https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/hurrell-north-atlantic-oscillation-nao-index-station-based CRU Dataset Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia https://crudata.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/nao/
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Trends and regime shifts in climatic and hydrological parameters are analysed in Estonia during 1951–2015. The most important finding was the regime shift in the majority of parameters since the winter 1988/1989. The intensity of westerly circulation described by the NAO and AO indices increased, winter mean air temperature and precipitation also increased, and snow cover duration decreased. Consequently, specific runoff of rivers increased in January, February and March but decreased in April.
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