Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-13-321-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-13-321-2022
Research article
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08 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 08 Feb 2022

The Mediterranean climate change hotspot in the CMIP5 and CMIP6 projections

Josep Cos, Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Martin Jury, Raül Marcos, Pierre-Antoine Bretonnière, and Margarida Samsó

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The Mediterranean has been identified as being more affected by climate change than other regions. We find that amplified warming during summer and annual precipitation declines are expected for the 21st century and that the magnitude of the changes will mainly depend on greenhouse gas emissions. By applying a method giving more importance to models with greater performance and independence, we find that the differences between the last two community modelling efforts are reduced in the region.
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