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Simulated and observed change of precipitation and temperature in Europe with focus on the Greater Baltic Area


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Title: Simulated and observed change of precipitation and temperature in Europe with focus on the Greater Baltic Area
Authors: Walther, Alexander
E-mail: alexander.walther@gu.se
Issue Date: 24-May-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Earth Sciences ; Institutionen för geovetenskaper
Parts of work: I. Moberg, A., P.D. Jones, D. Lister, A. Walther, M. Brunet, J. Jacobeit, and co-authors, 2006: Indices for daily temperature and precipitation extremes in Europe analysed for the period 1901-2000, Journal of Geophysical Research,111, D22106.
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II. Linderholm, H.W., Walther, A. and Chen, D. 2008: Twentieth-century trends in the thermal growing season in the Greater Baltic Area. Climatic Change, 87: 405-419.
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III. Linderholm, H.W., Folland, C.K. and Walther, A., 2009: A multicentury perspective on the summer North Atlantic Oscillation (SNAO) and drought in the eastern Atlantic Region. J. Quaternary Sci., Vol. 24 pp. 415-425.
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IV. Jeong J.-H., Walther A., Nikulin G., Jones C., Chen D. 2011. Diurnal cycle of precipitation amount and frequency in Sweden: observation versus model simulation. Tellus Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography. 63(4): 664-674.
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V. Walther, A., Jeong, J.-H., Nikulin, G., Chen, D., Jones, C. Evaluation of the warm season diurnal cycle of precipitation over Sweden simulated by the Rossby Centre regional climate model RCA3. Atmospheric Research, (in press).
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Date of Defence: 2012-09-07
Disputation: Fredagen den 7 september 2012, kl. 10.00, Stora Hörsalen, Geovetarcentrum, Guldhedsgatan 5C
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Thesis
A141
Keywords: climatology
precipitation
temperature
extremes
thermal growing season
diurnal cycle
regional climate model
Abstract: The regional climate of the Greater Baltic Area is complex and varies at a multitude of scales in space and time. This thesis contributes to increased understanding of climate change and climate variability in this area focusing on four significant research topics. Droughts have a considerable ecological and socio-economic impact. The occurrence of rainfall is strongly controlled by large-scale atmospheric circulation. The observed summer North Atlantic Oscillation (SNAO) was correlated to a gr... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8489-5
ISSN: 1400-3813
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29157
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