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Two papers on the climate forecasts produced within RESCCUE, published in the International Journal of Climatology and Earth System Science Data

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Two papers on the climate forecasts produced within RESCCUE, published in the International Journal of Climatology and Earth System Science Data

Two scientific papers on the climate forecasts produced within RESCCUE, entitled "Local decadal prediction according to statistical/dynamical approaches" and "Meteorological drought lacunarity around the world and its classification" have been published in the  International Journal of Climatology and Earth System Science Data, respectively. Both pieces outline the methodologies used in RESCCUE, as well as in other research on climate variations. 

The first study, entitled "Local decadal prediction according to statistical/dynamical approaches", is written by D. Redolat, R. Monjo, C. Paradinas, J. Pórtoles, E. Gaitán, C. Prado-Lopez and J. Ribalaygua, from the Climate Research Foundation (FIC). This study uses two different methodologies. On the one hand, the statistical correction coming from the dynamical climate models. And on the other hand, the second methodology works with a purely statistical prediction based on teleconnections. The results of this study show that, in both methodologies, over the next 10 years, the median prediction will be warming about 0.5°C in Barcelona and Bristol and 0.1°C in Lisbon. Besides, the study has analysed rainfall, of which it notes that no significant changes are expected in this period.

The second piece, entitled “Meteorological drought lacunarity around the world and its classification” is written by R. Monjo of the Climate Research Foundation (FIC); D. Royé of the Department of Geography,  University of Porto and Department of Geography, University of Santiago de Compostela; and J. Martin-Vide of the Climatology Group, Department of Physical Geography. The investigation uses the n-index methodology, to perform fractal analysis of rain and drought. This study provides a climatic classification based on the duration of the drought worldwide according to its similarity to the gaps in Cantor's set. Defining the droughts of Barcelona, Bristol, and Lisbon as Ms, Ml with a transition to Ms and Hs with a transition to Ml consecutively. This means that Barcelona has a climatic drought with medium dry periods and short wet periods. Lisbon has a climatic drought with long dry periods and short wet periods. And Bristol has a climatic drought with medium dry periods, but with long wet periods. However, it tends to resemble Barcelona as it is found in the RESCCUE results. Therefore, the result of the analysis shows how, at least at the local level (RESCCUE), it will increase the transition of droughts (those remaining in the south tend to rise towards the north).

The  International Journal of Climatology aims to cover the field of climatology through the publication of research papers, short communications, major reviews of progress and reviews of new books and reports in the field of climate science. And the Earth System Science Data (ESSD) is an international, interdisciplinary journal for the publication of articles on original research data (sets), furthering the reuse of high-quality data of benefit to Earth system sciences. 

 

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