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Learning from the 2018 heatwave in the context of climate change: are high-temperature extremes important for adaptation in Scotland?

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To understand whether high temperatures and temperature extremes are important for climate change adaptation in Scotland, we place the 2018 heatwave in the context of past, present, and future climate, and provide a rapid but comprehensive impact analysis. The observed hottest day, 5-day, and 30-day period of 2018 and the 5-day period with the warmest nights had return periods of 5-15 years for 1950-2018. The warmest night and the maximum 30-day average nighttime temperature were more unusual...

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10.1088/1748-9326/ab6999

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University of Oxford
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School of Geography and the Environment
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0000-0002-2479-8665
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IOP Publishing
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15
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3
Article number:
034051
Publication date:
2020-01-09
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2020-01-09
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1748-9326
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English
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2020-01-15

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