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Long-term variability and trends in meteorological droughts in Western Europe (1851-2018)
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dc.contributor.authorVicente Serrano, Sergio Martínes_ES
dc.contributor.authorDomínguez Castro, Fernandoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, C.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorHannaford, J.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorReig, Ferguses_ES
dc.contributor.authorPeña-Angulo, D.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorTramblay, Yveses_ES
dc.contributor.authorTrigo, R. M.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, N.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorLuna Rico, Yolandaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, M.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorVan der Schrier, G.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorTurco, Marcoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorCamuffo, D.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorNoguera, I.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Herrera, Ricardoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorBecherini, F.es_ES
dc.contributor.authordella Valle, A.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorTomas Burguera, Miqueles_ES
dc.contributor.authorEl-Kenawy, Ahmedes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-07T07:14:33Z-
dc.date.available2020-07-07T07:14:33Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Climatology. 2020es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0899-8418-
dc.identifier.issn1097-0088-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/12219-
dc.description.abstractWe analyzed long-term variability and trends in meteorological droughts across Western Europe using the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI). Precipitation data from 199 stations spanning the period 1851-2018 were employed, following homogenisation, to derive SPI-3 and SPI-12 series for each station, together with indices on drought duration and severity. Results reveal a general absence of statistically significant long-term trends in the study domain, with the exception of significant trends at some stations, generally covering short periods. The largest decreasing trends in SPI-3 (i.e. increasing drought conditions) were found for summer in the British and Irish Isles. In general, drought episodes experienced in the last two or three decades have precedents during the last 170 years, emphasising the importance of long records for assessing change. The main characteristic of drought variability in Western Europe is its strong spatial diversity, with regions exhibiting a homogeneous temporal evolution. Notably, the temporal variability of drought in Western Europe is more dominant than long-term trends. This suggests that long-term drought trends cannot be confirmed in Western Europe using precipitation records alone. This study provides a long-term regional assessment of drought variability in Western Europe, which can contribute to better understanding of regional climate change during the past two centuries.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the research projects PCIN-2015-220 and CGL2017- 82216-R financed by the Spanish Commission of Science and Technology and FEDER, IMDROFLOOD financed by the WaterWorks 2014 co-funded call of the European Commission, CROSSDRO financed by the AXIS (Assessment of Cross(X) – sectorial climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation) JPI-Climate co-funded call of the European Commission, INDECIS, which is part of ERA4CS, an ERA-NET initiated by JPI Climate, and funded by FORMAS (SE), DLR (DE), BMWFW (AT), IFD (DK), MINECO (ES), ANR (FR), FCT (PT) with co-funding by the European Union (Grant 690462), Irish Research Council COALESCE grant 2019/43.es_ES
dc.titleLong-term variability and trends in meteorological droughts in Western Europe (1851-2018)es_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/preprintes_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.6719es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES
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