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Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 197–210, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-197-2021

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Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 197–210, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-197-2021

Research article 19 Feb 2021

Research article | 19 Feb 2021

Rankings of extreme and widespread dry and wet events in the Iberian Peninsula between 1901 and 2016

Margarida L. R. Liberato et al.

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Extensive, long-standing dry and wet episodes are frequent climatic extreme events (EEs) in the Iberian Peninsula (IP). A method for ranking regional extremes of persistent, widespread drought and wet events is presented, using different SPEI timescales. Results show that there is no region more prone to EE occurrences in the IP, the most extreme extensive agricultural droughts evolve into hydrological and more persistent extreme droughts, and widespread wet and dry EEs are anti-correlated.
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