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A Multi-Hazard Extreme Climate Index across Europe

8 pagesPublished: September 20, 2018

Abstract

The ECI is a multi-hazard index which has been developed in the context of the eXtreme Climate Facilities (XCF) project lead by ARC (African Risk Capacity) with the objective of detecting the occurrence of climate extremes over the African continent. The main hazards covered by ECI are the extreme dry, wet and heat events. However, the definition of ECI allows for the integration of additional hazards in the same index. The index has been designed and widely tested across Africa. The objective of this study is to test the usability and potential application of the same index under different climate regimes that are typical of the mid-latitudes, including the Mediterranean area and northern Europe. The analysis presented in this study shows that the ECI allows an accurate detection of extreme cold/heat waves as well as events of abundant precipitation across Europe over the last decades

Keyphrases: climate change, Climate Index, ECI, ERA-Interim, reanalysis

In: Goffredo La Loggia, Gabriele Freni, Valeria Puleo and Mauro De Marchis (editors). HIC 2018. 13th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, vol 3, pages 95--102

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{HIC2018:Multi_Hazard_Extreme_Climate_Index,
  author    = {Elisa Arnone and Marco Cucchi and Sara Dal Gesso and Marcello Petitta},
  title     = {A Multi-Hazard Extreme Climate Index across Europe},
  booktitle = {HIC 2018. 13th International Conference on Hydroinformatics},
  editor    = {Goffredo La Loggia and Gabriele Freni and Valeria Puleo and Mauro De Marchis},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Engineering},
  volume    = {3},
  pages     = {95--102},
  year      = {2018},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, https://easychair.org},
  issn      = {2516-2330},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/Cxmv},
  doi       = {10.29007/4cml}}

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