Journal article

Extreme climatic events and their evolution under changing climatic conditions

  • Beniston, Martin Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Stephenson, David B. Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, United Kingdom
    26.08.2004
Published in:
  • Global and Planetary Change. - 2004, vol. 44, p. 1-9
English This short introductory paper illustrates some key issues concerning extremes by focusing on daily temperature extremes defined using quantiles and threshold exceedances. The examples include both a low- and a high-elevation site in the Swiss Alps where long records of homogenous daily data are readily available. The analysis of extremes highlights several features, some of them taken from... Show more…
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Géosciences
Language
  • English
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Geography
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