Resources

Workshop Reports

Report on the Progress meeting for ENSEMBLES-WP5.4 members - Meeting on "Issues of Scaling" - comparing models and observations
KNMI, De Bilt, The Netherlands, 13-16 May 2008

Report of the Workshop on Exploring Changes in South East Asia Temperature and Precipitation Extreme Indices
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, December 3-7, 2007.

WMO Guidelines on Extremes

Guidelines on Analysis of extremes in a changing climate in support of informed decisions for adaptation.
A. M.G. Klein Tank, F. W. Zwiers and X. Zhang, 2009, Climate Data and Monitoring WCDMP-No. 72, WMO-TD No. 1500, 56pp.

Review Publications

Indices for monitoring changes in extremes based on daily temperature and precipitation data
Zhang Xuebin, Alexander Lisa, Hegerl Gabriele C., Jones Philip, Tank Albert Klein, Peterson Thomas C., Trewin Blair, Zwiers Francis W., 2011, WIREs Clim Change, 2: 851-870. doi: 10.1002/wcc.147

Detection and attribution of climate change: a regional perspective
Stott, P.A., N. P. Gillett, G. C. Hegerl, D. J. Karoly, D. A. Stone, X. Zhang, and F. Zwiers, 2010, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 1(2), 192-211.

Monitoring Changes in Climate Extremes: A Tale of International Collaboration
Peterson, T. C. and M.J. Manton, 2008, BAMS, 89,1266-1271.

The Myth of the 1970s Global Cooling Scientific Consensus
Peterson, C. T, W. M. Connolley, and J. Fleck, 2008, BAMS89, 1325-1337

Workshops on Extreme Indices Publications

Aguilar, E., et al., 2005: Changes in precipitation and temperature extremes in Central America and Northern South America, 1961–2003. J. Geophys. Res., 110, D233107, doi:10.1029/2005JD006119.

Aguilar, E. et al., 2009: Changes in temperature and precipitation extremes in western central Africa, Guinea Conakry, and Zimbabwe, 1955–2006, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D02115, doi:10.1029/2008JD011010.

Alexander, L. V., et al., 2006: Global observed changes in daily climate extremes of temperature and precipitation, JGR, 111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006290

Griffiths, G. M., et al., 2005: Change in mean temperature as a predictor of extreme temperature change in the Asia–Pacific region. Int. J. Climatol., 25, 1301–1330.

Haylock, M. R., et al., 2006: Trends in total and extreme South American rainfall in 1960–2000 and links with sea surface temperature. J. Climate, 19, 1490–1512.

Klein Tank, A. M. G, et al., 2006: Changes in daily temperature and precipitation extremes in Central and South Asia. J. Geophys. Res., 111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006316.

Manton, M. J., et al., 2001: Trends in extreme daily rainfall and temperature in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific: 1961–1998. Inter. J. Climatol., 21, 269–284.

New, M., et al., 2006: Evidence of trends in daily climate extremes over southern and west Africa. J. Geophys. Res., 111, D14102, doi:10.1029/2005JD006289.

Nicholls, N., et al., 2005: The El Niño–Southern Oscillation and daily temperature extremes in east Asia and the west Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L16714, doi:10.129/2005GL022621.

Page, C. M., et al., 2004: Data rescue in the Southeast Asia and South Pacific region. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 85, 1483–1489.

Peterson, T. C., et al., 2002: Recent Changes in Climate Extremes in the Caribbean Region. J. Geophys. Res., 107, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002251.

Vincent, L. A., et al., 2005: Observed trends in indices of daily temperature extremes in South America 1960–2000. J. Climate, 18, 5011–5023.

Vincent, L. A., et al., 2011: Observed trends in indices of daily and extreme temperature and precipitation for the countries of the western Indian Ocean, 1961–2008. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D10108, doi:10.1029/2010JD015303.

Zhang, X., et al., 2005: Trends in Middle East climate extremes indices during 1930–2003. J. Geophys. Res., 110, doi:10.1029/2005JD006181.