GIS and Geovisualization Technologies Applied to Rainfall Spatial Patterns over the Iberian Peninsula using the Global Climate Monitor Web Viewer

Juan Antonio Alfonso Gutiérrez, Mónica Aguilar-Alba, Juan Mariano Camarillo Naranjo

Abstract

Web-based GIS and geovisualization are increasingly expanding but still few examples exist with regard to the diffusion of climatic data. The Global Climate Monitor (GCM) (http://www.globalclimatemonitor.org) created by the Climate Research Group of the Department of Physical Geography of the University of Seville was used to characterize the spatial distribution of precipitation in the Iberian Peninsula. The concern about the high spatial-temporal variability of precipitation in Mediterranean environments is accentuated in the Iberian Peninsula by its physiographic characteristics. However, despite its importance in water resources management it has been scarcely addressed from a spatial perspective. Precipitation is characterized by positive asymmetric frequency distributions so conventional statistical measures lose representativeness. For this reason, a battery of robust and non-robust statistics of little used in the characterization of precipitation has been calculated and evaluated quantitatively. The results show important differences that might have significant consequences in the estimation and management of water resources. The realization of this study has been carried out using Open Source technologies and has implied the design and management of a spatial database. The results are mapped through a GIS and are incorporated into a web geovisor (https://qgiscloud.com/Juan_Antonio_Geo/expo) in order to facilitate access to them.

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Alfonso Gutiérrez J., Aguilar-Alba M. and Camarillo Naranjo J. (2018). GIS and Geovisualization Technologies Applied to Rainfall Spatial Patterns over the Iberian Peninsula using the Global Climate Monitor Web Viewer.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM, ISBN 978-989-758-294-3, pages 79-87. DOI: 10.5220/0006703200790087


in Bibtex Style

@conference{gistam18,
author={Juan Antonio Alfonso Gutiérrez and Mónica Aguilar-Alba and Juan Mariano Camarillo Naranjo},
title={GIS and Geovisualization Technologies Applied to Rainfall Spatial Patterns over the Iberian Peninsula using the Global Climate Monitor Web Viewer},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,},
year={2018},
pages={79-87},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006703200790087},
isbn={978-989-758-294-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,
TI - GIS and Geovisualization Technologies Applied to Rainfall Spatial Patterns over the Iberian Peninsula using the Global Climate Monitor Web Viewer
SN - 978-989-758-294-3
AU - Alfonso Gutiérrez J.
AU - Aguilar-Alba M.
AU - Camarillo Naranjo J.
PY - 2018
SP - 79
EP - 87
DO - 10.5220/0006703200790087