Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Research article
18 Sep 2020
Research article |  | 18 Sep 2020

Intra-annual variability of the Western Mediterranean Oscillation (WeMO) and occurrence of extreme torrential precipitation in Catalonia (NE Iberia)

Joan Albert Lopez-Bustins, Laia Arbiol-Roca, Javier Martin-Vide, Antoni Barrera-Escoda, and Marc Prohom


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Jun 2020) by Ricardo Trigo
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jun 2020) by Ricardo Trigo
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (07 Jun 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Jun 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Jun 2020) by Ricardo Trigo
AR by Joan-Albert Lopez-Bustins on behalf of the Authors (05 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jul 2020) by Ricardo Trigo
Short summary
We considered the Western Mediterranean Oscillation index (WeMOi) to analyse the occurrence of extreme torrential episodes (≥ 200 mm in 24 h) over Catalonia (NE Iberia) during the 1951–2016 period. Principal results reveal the occurrence of 50 episodes, mainly in autumn, especially during the second 10 d period of October (11–20), coinciding with the most negative WeMOi values of the year. Seasonal changes in these episodes and in WeMOi values might be due to sea warming.
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