CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON NW ALBANIA REFLECTED ON RAINFALL REGIME

  • Petrit Zorba
  • Albana hasimi EGEWE UPT
  • Elvin Çomo
Keywords: climate change, SPI index, Albania

Abstract

Climate is a very important element of the environment, which on recent times has been characterized by some change, like in the other part of the world, also in Albania. Those changes are reflected not only by different ongoing of meteorological elements but as well as in their interior character. In this presentation will be shown the results of various rainfall index for an 89 years period analyzed 1931-2019. The area selected is part on NW Albania, as one of most known for flooding over the recent years. Also, on this paper a drought analyze will be presented by SPI index evaluations, that is a very important information related to agricultural users and as well as for hydropower companies operating on that area. Another element to be emphasized is some important change reflected on the increase of the tendency for the amplitudes values of air temperature and some verified change in the rate between the rain and snow during the years in favor of rain, bringing up a decrease of snow events and less space covered by snow.

Published
2020-09-09
Section
Articles