Trend Detection in Climate Change Indicators Using Non-Parametric Statistics: A Case Study of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A. Basarira, H. Armana, S. Husseina, A. Murada, A. Aldahana, and M. Abdulla Al-Abrib
aUnited Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE
bNational Center of Meteorology and Seismology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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This study focuses on detecting trends for climate change indicators, such as average monthly temperature, rainfall, humidity, and wind speed for fourteen stations located between Al Ain and Abu Dhabi cities of the United Arab Emirates. Mann-Kendall non-parametric test was run on monthly time series data for the period 2003-2015 with consideration of seasonality. Significant increasing/decreasing trends in rainfall (for four stations), humidity (for six stations), and wind speed (for nine stations) were detected while no significant trend was observed in temperature for all stations.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.655
PACS numbers: 92.70.Kb, 92.05.Df