Future winter extreme temperature and precipitation events in the Arctic
Article first published online: 12 AUG 2006
Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 33, Issue 15, August 2006
How to Cite
2006), Future winter extreme temperature and precipitation events in the Arctic, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L15818, doi:10.1029/2006GL026451., , and (
- Issue published online: 12 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 12 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 20 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Received: 10 APR 2006
 This study investigates the possible changes in future winter temperature and precipitation extremes in the Arctic using the regional climate model HIRHAM4. Under the B2 emission scenario conditions, frequency and intensity of future (2037–2051) extremes have changed significantly compared to the present-day (1981–1995) extremes. Extreme precipitations have intensified and the number of extreme events has changed significantly over East Siberia and Barents Sea. Extreme warm and extreme cold temperatures have become warmer with maxima over Barents Sea and Central Eurasia. Changes in the mean climate and its variability are modulating the future winter extreme events.