Changes in regional climate extremes as a function of global mean temperature: An interactive plotting framework
Donat, Markus G.
Pitman, Andy J.
Seneviratne, Sonia I.
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This article extends a previous study Seneviratne et al. (2016) to provide regional analyses of changes in climate extremes as a function of projected changes in global mean temperature. We introduce the DROUGHT-HEAT Regional Climate Atlas, an interactive tool to analyse and display a range of well-established climate extremes and water-cycle indices and their changes as a function of global warming. These projections are based on simulations from the fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). A selection of example results are presented here, but users can visualize specific indices of interest using the online tool. This implementation enables a direct assessment of regional climate changes associated with global mean temperature targets, such as the 2 and 1.5° limits agreed within the 2015 Paris Agreement Show more
Journal / seriesGeoscientific Model Development
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Organisational unit03778 - Seneviratne, Sonia / Seneviratne, Sonia
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