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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-2873-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-2873-2023
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30 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 30 Aug 2023

Future heat extremes and impacts in a convection-permitting climate ensemble over Germany

Marie Hundhausen, Hendrik Feldmann, Natalie Laube, and Joaquim G. Pinto

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Using a convection-permitting regional climate ensemble, the magnitude of heat waves (HWs) over Germany is projected to increase by 26 % (100 %) in a 2 °C (3 °C) warmer world. The increase is strongest in late summer, relatively homogeneous in space, and accompanied by increasing variance in HW length. Tailored parameters to climate adaptation to heat revealed dependency on major landscapes, and a nonlinear, exponential increase for parameters characterizing strong heat stress is expected.
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