Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-13-961-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-13-961-2022
Research article
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02 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 02 Jun 2022

Present and future synoptic circulation patterns associated with cold and snowy spells over Italy

Miriam D'Errico, Flavio Pons, Pascal Yiou, Soulivanh Tao, Cesare Nardini, Frank Lunkeit, and Davide Faranda

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Climate change is already affecting weather extremes. In a warming climate, we will expect the cold spells to decrease in frequency and intensity. Our analysis shows that the frequency of circulation patterns leading to snowy cold-spell events over Italy will not decrease under business-as-usual emission scenarios, although the associated events may not lead to cold conditions in the warmer scenarios.
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