Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2525–2544, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2525-2015

Special issue: Climate change, extreme events and hazards in the Mediterranean...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2525–2544, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-2525-2015

Review article 20 Nov 2015

Review article | 20 Nov 2015

Review Article: Atmospheric conditions inducing extreme precipitation over the eastern and western Mediterranean

U. Dayan et al.

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This review discusses published studies analyzing the atmospheric conditions that induce extreme precipitation over the eastern and western Mediterranean regions. It presents a systematic description of the interlacing role of several atmospheric processes of different scales - local, meso, and synoptic - that enable the development of torrential rains.
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