The objective of this study is to provide an overview of local climate change over the Mediterranean (MED) area under the scope of the InTheMED project, EU funded in the framework of the PRIMA programme. Future precipitation and temperature projections are assessed until the end of this century for five different pilot sites, located in the MED region. To this end, the outputs of 17 Regional Climate Models under the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios are used. For each pilot site, the raw climate model data were downscaled at each monitoring station location and bias-corrected on the basis of observations recorded in a 30-year historical period. The changes in the annual precipitation are heterogeneous across the five pilot sites: a negligible variation is expected for some areas and a decrease of up to 30% for others. On the contrary, a significant increase in temperature is expected for all sites, confirming the ongoing warming in the MED region.

Local climate change assessment at five pilot sites in the Mediterranean region / Todaro, Valeria; Secci, Daniele; D'Oria, Marco; Tanda, Maria Giovanna; Zanini, Andrea; Azevedo, Leonardo; Ghrabi, Ahmed; GÓMEZ-HERNÁNDEZ, Jaime; Jomaa, Seifeddine; Karatzas, George P.; Kerem SAYSEL, Ali. - (2022). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 7th IAHR Europe Congress - Innovative water management in a changing climate tenutosi a Atene nel 7-9 Settembre 2022.

Local climate change assessment at five pilot sites in the Mediterranean region

Valeria TODARO;Daniele SECCI;Marco D’ORIA;Maria Giovanna TANDA;Andrea ZANINI;
2022

Abstract

The objective of this study is to provide an overview of local climate change over the Mediterranean (MED) area under the scope of the InTheMED project, EU funded in the framework of the PRIMA programme. Future precipitation and temperature projections are assessed until the end of this century for five different pilot sites, located in the MED region. To this end, the outputs of 17 Regional Climate Models under the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 scenarios are used. For each pilot site, the raw climate model data were downscaled at each monitoring station location and bias-corrected on the basis of observations recorded in a 30-year historical period. The changes in the annual precipitation are heterogeneous across the five pilot sites: a negligible variation is expected for some areas and a decrease of up to 30% for others. On the contrary, a significant increase in temperature is expected for all sites, confirming the ongoing warming in the MED region.
Local climate change assessment at five pilot sites in the Mediterranean region / Todaro, Valeria; Secci, Daniele; D'Oria, Marco; Tanda, Maria Giovanna; Zanini, Andrea; Azevedo, Leonardo; Ghrabi, Ahmed; GÓMEZ-HERNÁNDEZ, Jaime; Jomaa, Seifeddine; Karatzas, George P.; Kerem SAYSEL, Ali. - (2022). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 7th IAHR Europe Congress - Innovative water management in a changing climate tenutosi a Atene nel 7-9 Settembre 2022.
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