Articles | Volume 30, issue 2
Research article
15 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2023

Exploring meteorological droughts' spatial patterns across Europe through complex network theory

Domenico Giaquinto, Warner Marzocchi, and Jürgen Kurths


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on npg-2023-3', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Domenico Giaquinto, 14 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on npg-2023-3', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Domenico Giaquinto, 14 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Domenico Giaquinto on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (04 May 2023) by Stéphane Vannitsem
AR by Domenico Giaquinto on behalf of the Authors (05 May 2023)
Short summary
Despite being among the most severe climate extremes, it is still challenging to assess droughts’ features for specific regions. In this paper we study meteorological droughts in Europe using concepts derived from climate network theory. By exploring the synchronization in droughts occurrences across the continent we unveil regional clusters which are individually examined to identify droughts’ geographical propagation and source–sink systems, which could potentially support droughts’ forecast.