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The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project
The Twentieth Century Reanalysis (20CR) project is an international effort to produce a comprehensive global atmospheric circulation dataset spanning the twentieth century, assimilating only surface…
The Hot Summer of 2010: Redrawing the Temperature Record Map of Europe
- D. Barriopedro, E. Fischer, J. Luterbacher, R. Trigo, R. Garcia-Herrera
- Environmental ScienceScience
- 8 April 2011
Evidence is provided that the anomalous 2010 warmth that caused adverse impacts exceeded the amplitude and spatial extent of the previous hottest summer of 2003, which likely broke the 500-year-long seasonal temperature records over approximately 50% of Europe.
North Atlantic oscillation influence on precipitation, river flow and water resources in the Iberian Peninsula
- R. Trigo, D. Pozo-Vázquez, T. Osborn, Y. Castro‐Díez, S. Gámiz-Fortis, M. J. Esteban‐Parra
- Environmental Science
- 30 June 2004
The Iberian Peninsula precipitation and river flow regimes are characterized by large values of inter‐annual variability, with large disparities between wet and dry years, especially in southern…
The North Atlantic Oscillation influence on Europe: climate impacts and associated physical mechanisms
A multivariable analysis of the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on the climate of the North Atlantic and European sectors is presented using the 40 yr (1958-1997) consis- tent data…
Circulation weather types and their influence on the precipitation regime in Portugal.
An objective classification scheme of the atmospheric circulation affecting Portugal, between 1946 and 1990, is presented, where daily circulation is characterized through the use of a set of indices…
Response of vegetation to drought time-scales across global land biomes
- S. Vicente‐Serrano, C. Gouveia, A. Sanchez-Lorenzo
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 17 December 2012
It is found that arid biomes respond to drought at short time-scales; that is, there is a rapid vegetation reaction as soon as water deficits below normal conditions occur, and that the response of vegetation to drought depends on characteristic drought time- scales for each biome.
A Review of the European Summer Heat Wave of 2003
This paper reviews the European summer heat wave of 2003, with special emphasis on the first half of August 2003, jointly with its significant societal and environmental impact across Western and…
Evaluation of the North Atlantic Oscillation as simulated by a coupled climate model
Abstract The realism of the Hadley Centre’s coupled climate model (HadCM2) is evaluated in terms of its simulation of the winter North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), a major natural mode of the Northern…
The Mediterranean climate: An overview of the main characteristics and issues
Objective climatology of cyclones in the Mediterranean region: a consensus view among methods with different system identification and tracking criteria
The Mediterranean storm track constitutes a well-defined branch of the North Hemisphere storm track and is characterised by small but intense features and frequent cyclogenesis. The goal of this…