Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 269–285, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-269-2016

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

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 269–285, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-16-269-2016

Review article 27 Jan 2016

Review article | 27 Jan 2016

Discussing the role of tropical and subtropical moisture sources in cold season extreme precipitation events in the Mediterranean region from a climate change perspective

S. O. Krichak et al.

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This paper presents a review of a large number of research studies focused on the investigation of cold season extreme precipitation events (EPEs) in the Mediterranean region (MR) demonstrating an important role of anomalously intense transports of moist air from the tropical and subtropical Atlantic in the occurrence of the MR EPEs. The issue of a possible role of the recent past decline in Arctic sea ice in the climatology of the MR EPEs during the period is also addressed.
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