Changes in regional climate extremes as a function of global mean temperature: an interactive plotting framework

Wartenburger R, Hirschi M, Donat MG, Greve P, Pitman AJ, & Seneviratne SI (2017). Changes in regional climate extremes as a function of global mean temperature: an interactive plotting framework. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions: 3609-3634. DOI:10.5194/gmd-2017-33.

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Project: Land-Climate Interactions: Constraints for Droughts and Heatwaves in a Changing Climate (DROUGHT-HEAT, FP7 617518)

Abstract

This article extends a previous study (Seneviratne et al., 2016) to provide regional analyses of changes in climate extremes as a function of projected changes in global mean temperature. We introduce the DROUGHT-HEAT Regional Climate Atlas, an interactive tool to analyse and display a range of well-established climate extremes and water-cycle indices and their changes as a function of global warming. These projections are based on simulations from the 5th phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). A selection of example results are presented here, but users can visualize specific indices of interest using the online tool. This implementation enables a direct assessment of regional climate changes associated with global temperature targets, such as the 2 degree and 1.5 degree limits agreed within the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Water (WAT)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 08:19
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 09:03
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14495

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