Explorer for bias-adjusted extreme values​     

Climate change effects across all areas of life require a fundamental shift in design focus towards resilience, particularly for infrastructure which is designed to operate for decades. Additionally, the built environment is vulnerable to “extreme events” of heat, rainfall, wind and other factors.  

This application provides a bias adjusted estimation of the magnitude and frequency of extreme hot events, extreme cold events and extreme precipitation events and their expected evolution over the coming decades, at any location in Europe: 

  • Averaged and the selected CMIP5 model’s time series. 
  • The user can select a city or specific location as well as the future period (whose central year could be 2030, 2040, 2050, 2060, 2070, 2080, 2090).  
  • Source Datasets: CDS Extreme-values dataset 

End users

  • Construction and operation of the built environment
  • Associated standards

Added value

  • For all Europe
  • Temporal Coverage: Past and long projections.
  • Time scale: past 30 years (1981-2010), next 90 years (multidecadal data)

Improvements

  • Outcomes: maximum 2m temperature, minimum 2m temperature, precipitation
  • Updates could be done for Snow or wind 
  • Based on CMIP5 not CORDEX.