Analysis of the Local Precipitation Trends in the Podkarpackie and Lubuskie Voivodeships
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Institute of Environmental Engineering, University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland
Acceptance date: 2023-04-23
Publication date: 2023-08-22
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Katarzyna KUBISZYN   

University of Zielona Góra, ul. prof. Z. Szafrana 15 65-516 Zielona Góra
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2023;33(1):122-138
The type of precipitation is one of the factors taken into consideration when deciding on the most optimal drainage system. Drainage systems are used to prevent the landslides caused by water erosion. Rainfall affect the rate of infiltration and the intensity of surface runoff and thus the occurrence, course and effectiveness of erosion processes [1, 2, 3]. Knowledge of local precipitation trends will help to apply precautions and thus minimise the risk of adverse events such as landslides. What is more it can help more effectively manage projects risks and costs. The aim of this study was to analyse more than 30 years of data from daily rainfall measurements from the Podkarpackie Voivodeship and to check whether the occurrence of precipitation is a random event or whether it indicates long-term trends that may affect changes in ground stability. The non-parametric Mann-Kendall test and correlation test were used for the analysis.
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