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Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003.

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The summer of 2003 was probably the hottest in Europe since at latest ad 1500, and unusually large numbers of heat-related deaths were reported in France, Germany and Italy. It is an ill-posed question whether the 2003 heatwave was caused, in a simple deterministic sense, by a modification of the external influences on climate--for example, increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere--because almost any such weather event might have occurred by chance in an unmodified clim...

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10.1038/nature03089

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics, Geography
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
432
Issue:
7017
Pages:
610-614
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:46a7b685-d18b-48e8-ad7e-7df186cd0228
Source identifiers:
14263
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pubs:14263

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