Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Research article
02 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 02 Aug 2021

Space-time clustering of climate extremes amplify global climate impacts, leading to fat-tailed risk

Luc Bonnafous and Upmanu Lall

Data sets

SPEIbase v.2.4 Begueria, S., Vincente Serrano, S.

Model code and software

Code NHESS paper 1 Bonnafous, L.

Short summary
Extreme climate events can cause human and economic catastrophe at the global scale. For specific sectors, such as humanitarian aid or insurance, being able to understand how (i.e., with which frequency and intensity) these events can occur simultaneously at different locations or several times in a given amount of time and hit critical assets is all-important to design contingency plans. Here we develop an indicator to study co-occurence in space and time of wet and dry extremes.
Final-revised paper