Future Projections of Heat Waves in Greece. Extreme or Common Events?

  • P. T. Nastos
  • J. Kapsomenakis
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)


The aim of this study is to analyze and quantify the future projections of heat waves in Greece. For this reason, specific climatic indices were used in the analysis, and concern percentile and absolute indices defined by the CCl/CLIVAR/JCOMM Expert Team (ET) on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI). The future projections (SRES A1B) of these indices were carried out using six regional climate models from the ENSEMBLES project, concerning the near future 2031–2050 and the far future 2071–2100 compared to the reference period 1961–2000. The findings of this analysis are discussed against recent recorded heat waves in order to understand if such events are even more extreme or common in the future.


Heat Wave Regional Climate Model Climatic Index Daily Minimum Temperature Warm Night 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric EnvironmentUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology, Academy of AthensAthensGreece

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