Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Research article
08 May 2015
Research article |  | 08 May 2015

Spatial and temporal variability of rainfall in the Nile Basin

C. Onyutha and P. Willems

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Variability of rainfall in the Nile Basin was found linked to the large-scale atmosphere-ocean interactions. This finding is vital for a number of water management and planning aspects. To give just one example, it may help in obtaining improved quantiles for flood or drought/water scarcity risk management. This is especially important under conditions of (1) questionable data quality, and (2) data scarcity. These conditions are typical of the Nile Basin and inevitably need to be addressed.