Articles | Volume 23, issue 5
Research article
 | Highlight paper
08 May 2023
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 08 May 2023

The extremely hot and dry 2018 summer in central and northern Europe from a multi-faceted weather and climate perspective

Efi Rousi, Andreas H. Fink, Lauren S. Andersen, Florian N. Becker, Goratz Beobide-Arsuaga, Marcus Breil, Giacomo Cozzi, Jens Heinke, Lisa Jach, Deborah Niermann, Dragan Petrovic, Andy Richling, Johannes Riebold, Stella Steidl, Laura Suarez-Gutierrez, Jordis S. Tradowsky, Dim Coumou, André Düsterhus, Florian Ellsäßer, Georgios Fragkoulidis, Daniel Gliksman, Dörthe Handorf, Karsten Haustein, Kai Kornhuber, Harald Kunstmann, Joaquim G. Pinto, Kirsten Warrach-Sagi, and Elena Xoplaki


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-813', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Efi Rousi, 04 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-813', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Dec 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Efi Rousi, 04 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Feb 2023) by Ricardo Trigo
AR by Efi Rousi on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Feb 2023) by Ricardo Trigo
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Mar 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish as is (07 Mar 2023) by Ricardo Trigo
AR by Efi Rousi on behalf of the Authors (25 Mar 2023)  Manuscript 
Executive editor
I agree with the handling editor and suggest considering it as a highlight paper.
Short summary
The objective of this study was to perform a comprehensive, multi-faceted analysis of the 2018 extreme summer in terms of heat and drought in central and northern Europe, with a particular focus on Germany. A combination of favorable large-scale conditions and locally dry soils were related with the intensity and persistence of the events. We also showed that such extremes have become more likely due to anthropogenic climate change and might occur almost every year under +2 °C of global warming.
Final-revised paper