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Javier Zabalza published an article in January 2011.
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Juan I. López-Moreno

22 shared publications

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Marta Angulo-Martínez

16 shared publications

Estación Experimental de Aula Dei, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Martin BENISTON

14 shared publications

University of Geneva

Cesar Azorin-Molina

9 shared publications

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Ahmed El Kenawy

4 shared publications

Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 5 Citations The NAO Impact on Droughts in the Mediterranean Region Juan I. López-Moreno, Jorge Lorenzo-Lacruz, Ahmed El Kenawy,... Published: 01 January 2011
Advances in Global Change Research, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-1372-7_3
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This chapter shows the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on droughts in the entire Mediterranean region between 1901 and 2006. The analysis has been based on identification of positive and negative NAO winters and also detection of the anomalies of drought severity by means of the Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI). The analysis is focussed on the winter NAO. Nevertheless, given that the SPEI drought indicator can be obtained at different time-scales, the study shows how the effects of the winter NAO on droughts are propagated for the following months when long time scales are considered. In general, during the positive phases, the negative SPEI averages are recorded in Southern Europe (the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and the Balkans), areas of Turkey and northwest Africa. On the contrary, the SPEI averages are found positive in northeast Africa. The opposite configuration, but with some differences in the spatial patterns and the magnitude of the SPEI averages, is found during the negative NAO years. The findings of this study should be of great applicability in terms of developing early warning systems. The established relationships between NAO phases and drought indices seem appropriate for drought prediction over large areas of the Mediterranean basin.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 2 Citations Influence of Winter North Atlantic Oscillation Index (NAO) on Climate and Snow Accumulation in the Mediterranean Mountai... Juan I. López-Moreno, Enrique Morán-Tejeda, Jorge Lorenzo-La... Published: 01 January 2011
Advances in Global Change Research, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-1372-7_6
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