Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
21 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 21 Jul 2023

Trends in heat and cold wave risks for the Italian Trentino-Alto Adige region from 1980 to 2018

Martin Morlot, Simone Russo, Luc Feyen, and Giuseppe Formetta

Data sets

High-resolution daily series (1980--2018) and monthly climatologies (1981--2010) of mean temperature and precipitation for Trentino -- South Tyrol (north-eastern Italian Alps) A. Crespi, M. Matiu, G. Bertoldi, M. Petitta, and M. Zebisch

Joint Research Centre Data Catalogue: Global Human Settlement Layer European Comission

Model code and software

extRemes: Extreme Value Analysis, 2022 E. Gilleland

Short summary
We analyzed recent trends in heat and cold wave (HW and CW) risk in a European alpine region, defined by a time and spatially explicit framework to quantify hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and risk. We find a statistically significant increase in HW hazard and exposure. A decrease in vulnerability is observed except in the larger cities. HW risk increased in 40 % of the region, especially in highly populated areas. Stagnant CW hazard and declining vulnerability result in reduced CW risk.
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