Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 793–805, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-793-2020

Special issue: Understanding compound weather and climate events and related...

Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 793–805, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-793-2020

Research article 28 Aug 2020

Research article | 28 Aug 2020

Compound warm–dry and cold–wet events over the Mediterranean

Paolo De Luca et al.

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In this paper we quantify Mediterranean compound temperature and precipitation dynamical extremes (CDEs) over the 1979–2018 period. The strength of the temperature–precipitation coupling during summer increased and is driven by surface warming. We also link the CDEs to compound hot–dry and cold–wet events during summer and winter respectively.
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