Changes of Extreme Climate Events in Latvia

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Avotniece, Z ; Klavins, M ; Rodinovs, V (2012)
  • Publisher: RTU
  • Journal: (eissn: 2255-8845)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2478/v10145-012-0010-1
  • Subject: climate change | trends | temperature extremes | precipitation extremes | Latvia

Extreme climate events are increasingly recognized as a threat to human health, agriculture, forestry and other sectors. To assess the occurrence and impacts of extreme climate events, we have investigated the changes of indexes characterizing positive and negative temperature extremes and extreme precipitation as well as the spatial heterogeneity of extreme climate events in Latvia. Trend analysis of long–term changes in the frequency of extreme climate events demonstrated a significant increase in the number of days with extremely high air temperatures and extreme precipitation, and a decrease in the number extremely cold days.
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