Journal of the Bulgarian Geographical Society 44: 73-79, doi: 10.3897/jbgs.e77102
Changes and contemporary trends in the annual amounts of precipitation in Serbia
expand article infoHristo Popov, Jelena Svetozarevich§
‡ Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia, Bulgaria§ School of Economics, Pirot, Serbia
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Abstract
The Republic of Serbia is а continental country located in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula, in Southeast Europe. In terms of physical characteristics, Serbia is divided into two parts: Pannonian part and mountainous part. The northern part of the country is located in the valley of the Middle Danube, the Sava River valley and the Tisza River valley. In the middle part of the country, the river valleys of the Drina, the Kolubara and the Morava are located. For the purposes of this research, the authors have used the annual precipitation data from 15 meteorological stations distributed throughout the Republic of Serbia. The data from these meteorological stations for the period between 1991 and 2019 has been provided by The Serbian Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology. This data has been used to calculate the annual amount of precipitation, and the trends in annual precipitation.
Keywords
Balkan Peninsula, climate change, Southeast Europe