Spatial extent of precipitation events: when big is getting bigger

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Using a sub-selection of regional climate models at 0.11 degrees (approximate to 12 km) grid resolution from the EURO-CORDEX ensemble, we investigate how the spatial extent of areas associated with the most intensive daily precipitation events changes as a consequence of global warming. We address this by analysing three different warming levels: 1 degrees C, 2 degrees C and 3 degrees C. We find that not only does the intensity of such events increase, but their size will also change as a function of the warming: larger systems becomes more frequent and larger, while systems of lesser extent are reduced in numbers.

TidsskriftClimate Dynamics
Antal sider15
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 21 okt. 2021

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