Extreme Events

We analyze climate and weather extreme events from different perspectives based on modeled, observed and reconstructed data and tools developed in our other Research Lines. We focus on droughts, heatwaves and storms in the past, present and future, investigating their underlying physical mechanisms and impacts on human and societies. We also study extreme episodes occurring in the stratosphere with high-impact on surface climate.


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Selected Publications

Vicente-Serrano S.M., García-Herrera R., Barriopedro D., Azorín-Molina C., López-Moreno J.I., Gimeno L., Nieto R. (2016): The Westerly Index as complementary indicator of the North Atlantic Oscillation in explaining drought variability across Europe. Climate Dynamics, 47 (3), 845–863. doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2875-8.

Calvo, N., Polvani, L. M. and Solomon, S. (2015): On the surface impact of Arctic stratospheric ozone extremes. Environmental Research Letters, 10(9), 094003.

Trigo R.M., Añel J.A., Barriopedro D., García-Herrera R., Gimeno L., Nieto R., Castillo R., Allen M.R., and Massey N. (2013): The Record Winter Drought of 2011-12 in the Iberian Peninsula at “Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective”. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94 (9), S6–S9. doi:10.1007/s10584-009-9732-x

Barriopedro D., Fischer E.M., Luterbacher L., Trigo R.M., García-Herrera R. (2011): The hot summer of 2010: redrawing the temperature record map of Europe. Science, 332, 6026, 220-224, doi: 10.1126/science.1201224