Articles | Volume 44
Adv. Geosci., 44, 35–51, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-44-35-2017
Adv. Geosci., 44, 35–51, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-44-35-2017

  12 May 2017

12 May 2017

Detection of heat and cold waves in Montevergine time series (1884–2015)

Vincenzo Capozzi and Giorgio Budillon

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The extreme temperature events, the heat and cold waves, besides to have a significant impact on human health and activities, have negative influences also on mountain ecosystems. This work provides a characterization of heat and cold waves variability and trends in high-elevation sites of Central Mediterranean area, by using the long-term temperature time series collected in Montevergine. Main results highlight a positive trend in heat waves frequency and severity in the last 40 years.