Journal article

Predictability of large scale drivers leading intense Mediterranean cyclones

M Carmen Alvarez-Castro, Silvio Gualdi, Pascal Yiou, Mathieu Vrac, Robert Vautard, Leone Cavicchia, David Gallego, Pedro Ribera, Cristina Pena-Ortiz, Davide Faranda

Copernicus GmbH

Abstract

<p>Windstorms, extreme precipitations and instant floods seems to strike the Mediterranean area with increasing frequency. These events occur simultaneously during intense tropical-like Mediterranean cyclones. These intense Mediterranean cyclones are frequently associated with wind, heavy precipitation and changes in temperature, generating high risk situations such as flash floods and large-scale floods with significant impacts on human life and built environment. Although the dynamics of these phenomena is well understood, little is know about their climatology. It is therefore very difficult to make statements about the frequency of occurrence and its response to climate change. Thu..

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