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Potential influences on the United Kingdom's floods of winter 2013/14

Abstract:

During the winter of 2013/14, much of the UK experienced repeated intense rainfall events and flooding. This had a considerable impact on property and transport infrastructure. A key question is whether the burning of fossil fuels is changing the frequency of extremes, and if so to what extent. We assess the scale of the winter flooding before reviewing a broad range of Earth system drivers affecting UK rainfall. Some drivers can be potentially disregarded for these specific storms whereas ot...

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10.1038/NCLIMATE2314

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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE
Volume:
4
Issue:
9
Pages:
769-777
Publication date:
2014-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1758-6798
ISSN:
1758-678X
URN:
uuid:83283276-918e-44b5-b40f-aae8c5698248
Source identifiers:
484308
Local pid:
pubs:484308
Language:
English

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