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

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