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    • Keywords

       

      Angot; Fournier; Fournier modified indices; rainfall aggressiveness; Romania; south-west development region.

    • Abstract

       

      Located in the south-western part of Romania, the south-west development region overlaps the main relief forms: the Carpathians mountains, the Getic Subcarpathians, the Getic piedmont, the Romanian plain and the Danube valley. The study aims at providing an overview on the main pluvial parameters and their role in assessing rainfall erosivity in the study area. The authors assessed the occurrence, frequency and magnitude of some of the most significant pluvial parameters and their impact on the climatic aggressiveness in the study area. Thus, the monthly and annual mean and extreme climatic values for different rainfall related parameters (e.g., maximum amounts of precipitation/24 hr, heavy rainfall), as well as relevant indices and indicators for pluvial aggressiveness (Fournier, Fournier Modified, Angot) were calculated. The rainfall erosivity was assessed in order to provide both the spatial distribution of the triggering extreme weather phenomena and the resulted intensity classes for the analysed indices and indicators. The authors used long-term precipitation records (1961–2010) for the selected relevant meteorological stations distributed throughout all analysed relief units.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Monica Dumitraşcu1 Carmen-Sofia Dragotă1 Ines Grigorescu1 Costin Dumitraşcu2 Alina Vlăduţ3

      1. Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, 12 D. Racovit¸˘a Street, Sect. 2, 023993 Bucharest, Romania.
      2. Department of Geography, Spiru Haret University, 13 Ion Ghica Street, Sector 3, Bucharest, Romania.
      3. Department of Geography, University of Craiova, 13 Al. I. Cuza Bvd, Craiova, Romania.
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