European Trend Atlas of Extreme Temperature and Precipitation Records
This Atlas presents records of climatic variability and change in Europe starting before 1901 and focuses especially on trends of extreme temperatures and precipitation. The authors have used software developed within EMULATE (European and North Atlantic daily to MULtidecadal climATE variability) to obtain the extremes indices and temporal trends. The trend atlas provides an easy way to identify spatial patterns for a given time period, region, season, and index. The Atlas clearly shows that climate in Europe has changed over the last 100 to 150 years, such that the occurrence and intensity of warm temperature extremes have increased. Precipitation extremes have also changed, but with a less clear pattern compared to the temperature extremes.
Compiles a rich collection of climatic trends and variations of extreme climate change revealed by unique long term instrumental data in EuropePresents climatic records going back more than 100 yearsThe trend atlas provides an easy way to show spatial patterns for a given time period, region, season and extreme climate indexProvide a comprehensive picture of observed extreme climate change over Europe which are relevant to many sectors in the society