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Climatic features of Palagruža Island, Croatia

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Author(s): Živko Trošić | Dražen Jašić | Vinko Marinković

Journal: Geoadria
ISSN 1331-2294

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: climate | Adriatic Sea | Palagruža Island | air temperature | precipitation

ABSTRACT
The paper presents a brief review of contemporary research on climatic features of Palagruža Island, both in the pre-instrumental and instrumental period. The analysis was made upon climatic data provided by the meteorological station of Palagruža. For comparison purposes, data from the station in Split-Marjan was used, covering the standard climate period 1961-1990. The results show, among other things, that there is a decreasing trend of annual mean maximum air temperatures for 0.37 °C/30 years, average air temperature for 0.05 °C/30 years, and the mean minimum air temperature for 0.04 °C/30 years. There is a decreasing trend of annual mean of precipitation amount for 62 mm/30 years. Spearman rank statistic shows that neither of the trends noted above is statistically significant at 0.05 level (two-tailed t-test)

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