Journal article

Changes in extreme temperature and precipitation in the Arab region: long-term trends and variability related to ENSO and NAO

MG Donat, TC Peterson, M Brunet, AD King, M Almazroui, RK Kolli, Djamel Boucherf, Anwar Yousuf Al-Mulla, Abdourahman Youssouf Nour, Ahmed Attia Aly, Tamer Ali Ali Nada, Muhammad M Semawi, Hasan Abdullah Al Dashti, Tarek G Salhab, Khalid I El Fadli, Mohamed K Muftah, Sidaty Dah Eida, Wafae Badi, Fatima Driouech, Khalid El Rhaz Show all

International Journal of Climatology | WILEY | Published : 2014

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Funding Acknowledgements

This workshop is part of the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR) coordinated by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA); more information is available at www.escwa.un/RICCAR. It was funded through a multi-agency project under the framework of RICCAR, by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), with technical support by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and its Commission for Climatology (CCl) and logistic support by ESCWA and the Moroccan weather service, the Direction de la Meteorologie Nationale (DMN). In particular, we acknowledge Carol Chouchani Cherfane and Tarek Sadek from ESCWA and Abdallah Mokssit, Director of DMN, Permanent Representative of Morocco with WMO and Third Vice-President of WMO, without whose excellent organisation the workshop would not have been possible. Markus Donat was also supported by Australian Research Council grant LP100200690, and Andrew King is supported by Australian Research Council grant CE110001028. Manola Brunet acknowledges the support of the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement 242093 (EURO4M: European Reanalysis and Observations for Monitoring). We are grateful to Lisa Alexander for helpful discussions. We also thank the two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments.