Journal article

Mediterranean extreme precipitation: a multi-model assessment

Leone Cavicchia, Enrico Scoccimarro, Silvio Gualdi, Paola Marson, Bodo Ahrens, Segolene Berthou, Dario Conte, Alessandro Dell'Aquila, Philippe Drobinski, Vladimir Djurdjevic, Clotilde Dubois, Clemente Gallardo, Laurent Li, Paolo Oddo, Antonella Sanna, Csaba Torma

Climate Dynamics | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Exploiting the added value of the ensemble of high-resolution model simulations provided by the Med-CORDEX coordinated initiative, an updated assessment of Mediterranean extreme precipitation events as represented in different observational, reanalysis and modelling datasets is presented. A spatiotemporal characterisation of the long-term statistics of extreme precipitation is performed, using a number of different diagnostic indices. Employing a novel approach based on the timing of extreme precipitation events a number of physically consistent subregions are defined. The comparison of different diagnostics over the Mediterranean domain and physically homogeneous sub-domains is presented an..

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Awarded by European Regional Development Fund


Funding Acknowledgements

The present work has been funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea under the GEMINA and NEXTDATA projects. This work has been partially funded by the Spanish Government and the European Regional Development Fund, through grants CGL2007-66440-C04-02, CGL2010-18013 and CGL2013-47261-R.