Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
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Increased spatial extent and likelihood of compound long-duration dry and hot events in China, 1961–2014
- Final revised paper (published on 15 Feb 2023)
- Preprint (discussion started on 22 Jul 2022)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-194', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Sep 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yi Yang, 28 Nov 2022
RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2022-194', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Nov 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Yi Yang, 28 Nov 2022
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Dec 2022) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Yi Yang on behalf of the Authors (02 Jan 2023)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Jan 2023) by Paolo Tarolli
The paper proposes a very interesting analysis on the occurrence of combined hot and dry events in China, which represent a significant natural hazard. To do so, the authors use daily maximum temperature and precipitation data obtained from the CN05.1 dataset over the period 1961 to 2014.
In addition to the identification of hotspots for the country, the authors propose an analysis of the trends with which these events occurred and a further analysis of two sub-periods (1961-1987 and 1988-2014) to highlight traces of climate change.
I find the work to be well organised, well written and of high quality. In the following, I present some general recommendations that I think would be useful to improve the manuscript. In particular, I would extend the discussion not so much with regard to the results obtained (already very good), but by improving the narrative concerning the relationship between the extreme event studied <-> natural hazard (and the main purpose of the review).