Articles | Volume 28, issue 2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 28, 231–245, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-28-231-2021
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 28, 231–245, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-28-231-2021

Research article 17 May 2021

Research article | 17 May 2021

Identification of droughts and heatwaves in Germany with regional climate networks

Gerd Schädler and Marcus Breil

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Mar 2021) by Christian Franzke
AR by Gerd Schädler on behalf of the Authors (26 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Mar 2021) by Christian Franzke
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We used regional climate networks (RCNs) to identify past heatwaves and droughts in Germany. RCNs provide information for whole areas and can provide many details of extreme events. The RCNs were constructed on the grid of the E-OBS data set. Time series correlation was used to construct the networks. Network metrics were compared to standard extreme indices and differed considerably between normal and extreme years. The results show that RCNs can identify severe and moderate extremes.