Summertime European heat and drought waves induced by wintertime Mediterranean rainfall deficit

@inproceedings{Vautard2007SummertimeEH,
  title={Summertime European heat and drought waves induced by wintertime Mediterranean rainfall deficit},
  author={Robert Vautard and Pascal Yiou and Fabio D'Andrea and Nathalie de Noblet and Nicolas Viovy and Christophe Cassou and Jan Polcher and Philippe Ciais and Masa Kageyama and Yu Fan},
  year={2007}
}
[1] The risk of extreme heat waves in Europe like the unprecedented one of summer 2003 is likely to increase in the future, calling for increased understanding of these phenomena. From an analysis of meteorological records over 58 years, we show that hot summers are preceded by winter rainfall deficits over Southern Europe. Subsequent drought and heat spreads northward throughout Europe in early summer, due to atmospheric transport of anomalously warm and dry air from Southern Europe in… CONTINUE READING

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