EGU21-4994, updated on 04 Mar 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-4994
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Projected changes in frequency of compound events of strong wind and low temperature in EURO-CORDEX climate models

Eva Plavcová1, Ondřej Lhotka1,2, and Jan Stryhal1
Eva Plavcová et al.
  • 1Institute of Atmospheric Physics CAS, Prague, Czechia (plavcova@ufa.cas.cz)
  • 2Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic

Compound events of weather extremes considerably affect various sectors of human society and natural environment and therefore it is essential to understand projected changes of their characteristics in the future climate. We focus on the combination of low temperature and high wind velocity, because their compound effect strongly influences human thermal comfort in cold weather, as characterized by the wind chill factor. In our study, we analyse frequency of this extreme events and projected changes of their characteristics in simulations of RCMs from the EURO-CORDEX project. We investigate a set of 9 simulations of 3 different RCMs driven by 3 different global climate models which allow us to analyse the influence of driving data on the RCM’s outputs. We focus on the Central European domain defined between 48–52°N and 10–19°E. The frequency of the compound events from historical simulations over 1970-2100 are compared to the projected frequencies under the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 emission scenarios for the end of the 21st century (2070-2100). Since local climate is relatively tightly linked to a large-scale atmospheric circulation over Europe in winter, we also evaluate links of the compound events to the atmospheric circulation.

How to cite: Plavcová, E., Lhotka, O., and Stryhal, J.: Projected changes in frequency of compound events of strong wind and low temperature in EURO-CORDEX climate models, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-4994, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-4994, 2021.

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