Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3057–3082, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-3057-2020

Special issue: Recent advances in drought and water scarcity monitoring,...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3057–3082, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-3057-2020

Research article 14 Nov 2020

Research article | 14 Nov 2020

Evaluation of EURO-CORDEX (Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment for the Euro-Mediterranean area) historical simulations by high-quality observational datasets in southern Italy: insights on drought assessment

David J. Peres et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 Jun 2020) by Carmelo Cammalleri
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Regional climate models (RCMs) are commonly used for high-resolution assessment of climate change impacts. This research assesses the reliability of several RCMs in a Mediterranean area (southern Italy), comparing historic climate and drought characteristics with high-density and high-quality ground-based observational datasets. We propose a general methodology and identify the more skilful models able to reproduce precipitation and temperature variability as well as drought characteristics.
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