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Trend Analysis of Some Indices of Extreme Rainfall Events

Olumuyiwa Idowu Ojo1, Femi Dakaye2 and Masengo Francois Ilunga1
  • 1 University of South Africa, South Africa
  • 2 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 11 No. 1, 2018, 92-96

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2018.92.96

Submitted On: 18 May 2017 Published On: 1 January 2018

How to Cite: Ojo, O. I., Dakaye, F. & Ilunga, M. F. (2018). Trend Analysis of Some Indices of Extreme Rainfall Events. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11(1), 92-96. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2018.92.96

Abstract

Climate change events results in increased temperature, changing rainfall patterns, floods and droughts. These will not only affect human but also affect how environment responds to the events. In this study, analyses of the trend change of 10 indices of Extreme Rainfall Events were carried in three stations of middle belt of Nigeria namely Jos, Lokoja and Makurdi using the RclimDex software. Daily rainfall data for the 3 stations were collected for the period of 1971 to 2005. The results from analyses of trend change of extreme rainfall indices depicted a sequence of alternating decrease and increase trends in the variables with a varying value due to population and size distribution for the study period. This inevitable climate effect needs to be adapted in order to make life and environment worthwhile.

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Keywords

  • Trend Change
  • Agricultural
  • Environment
  • Extreme Rainfall
  • Climate