Spring and summer weather in 2010: Regular or exceptional?

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Large rainfall within a relatively short time (a few hours or days) may lead to severe environmental consequences, including floods and landslides. In 2010 numerous precipitation-induced events were reported from Central and Eastern Europe. In order to objectively assess regional precipitation in this particular year, gridded data sets compiled from long-term measurements starting in 1951 are analyzed in this chapter with special focus on the period from May to September 2010. Furthermore, Central/Eastern European extreme values are compared to world records from different geographical regions. In addition to the detected precipitation, projected regional trends for the 21st century are also discussed including precipitation-related climate indices (e.g., number of wet days: when daily precipitation exceeds 1 mm; number of very wet days: when daily precipitation exceeds 20 mm). For this purpose, precipitation outputs from 11 regional climate model simulations are analyzed, taking into account the widely used intermediate global emission scenario (A1B), where the global concentration of carbon dioxide is estimated at 1.9 and 2.6 times the preindustrial atmospheric level by 2050 and 2100, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Geography
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

Publication series

NameSpringer Geography
ISSN (Print)2194-315X
ISSN (Electronic)2194-3168



  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Climate change
  • Modeling
  • Precipitation distribution
  • Wet days

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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Bartholy, J., & Pongrácz, R. (2013). Spring and summer weather in 2010: Regular or exceptional? In Springer Geography (9789400763005 ed., pp. 3-19). (Springer Geography; No. 9789400763005). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6301-2_1